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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Kimberly N. Ferguson Republican - 1st Worcester

Photo of  Kimberly N. Ferguson
First Assistant Minority Leader

State House

24 Beacon St.
Room 124
Boston, MA, 02133
(617) 722-2100

Kimberly N. Ferguson was first elected State Representative for the First Worcester District in November 2010 and is currently serving her sixth term.  The First Worcester District is comprised of Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling (Precinct 1), and Westminster (Precinct 2).  In January, 2021 Representative Ferguson was named 2nd Assistant Minority Leader for the House.   Additionally, she currently sits on the Joint Committee on Higher Education and the Special Joint Committee on Redistricting.     Representative Ferguson recently completed ten years as Ranking member on the Joint Committee on Education, and played a key role in passage of the Student Opportunity Act, as well as several other key education initiatives.   She has served on the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, the House Committee on Rules, the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, the Joint Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities, and the Foundation Budget Review Commission.  She currently serves on the Brain Injury Commission and the Families and Children Requiring Assistance Advisory Board.  Kimberly is a State Director for Women in Government and is a member of the MA Caucus of Women Legislators.    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. 


Representative 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.  She currently resides in Holden with her son, Brian, and is active in several civic organizations and charities.  She is also a member of the Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce as well as the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce.  

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Speech/Language Pathologist





Education & Public Service

  • 3 terms Holden Board of Selectmen
  • 1 term Wachusett Regional School District Committee