State Representative, First Worcester District
Kimberly N. Ferguson was first elected State Representative for the First Worcester District in November 2010 and is currently serving her fourth term. The First Worcester District is comprised of Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling (Precinct 1), and Westminster (Precinct 2). Rep. Ferguson sits on the House Committee on Ways and Means, which is tasked with creating the state budget. She is also the ranking Republican Member on the Joint Committee on Education and sits on the Joint Committee for Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities as well. Rep. Ferguson has also served on the Foundation Budget Review Commission, the Brain Injury Commission and the Families and Children Requiring Assistance Advisory Board. She was appointed to the Autism Commission and sits on the Advisory Board for a HRSA Elder Grant whose aim is to improve care for elders who sustain traumatic brain injuries. She is an Advisory Board member of the Devereux School and also a State Director for Women in Government. Prior to being elected state representative, she served on the Wachusett Regional School District Committee for three years and then the Town of Holden Board of Selectmen for eight years.
Rep. Ferguson holds a Master of Science degree in Speech/Language Pathology and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Education Leadership and Management. Until recently, she had been working as a private practice speech/language pathologist and consultant; she has also been an adjunct faculty member of the Graduate Department at Framingham State University and Fitchburg State University. Rep. Ferguson currently resides in Holden with her son, Brian. She is an active volunteer in her son’s school and supports several civic organizations and charities.