Ferguson Chair of King County Council for 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Looking forward to meeting the challenges facing the County

Councilmember Bob Ferguson was elected Chair of the Metropolitan King County Council today by a unanimous vote.

“I look forward to serving as Chair in a time of great challenge facing the state and local governments. We must be reform-minded and ensure that government is transparent and accountable,” said Ferguson. “By working collaboratively with my colleagues, the Executive, and other regional stakeholders, we will meet our challenges and reform King County.”

As Chair, Ferguson will set the agendas for meetings of the Council and coordinate the referral and scheduling of legislation. In addition, the Chair is responsible for the general direction of the Council’s resources and oversight of legislative branch employees.

Ferguson, a King County native, received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and his law degree from New York University. Prior to joining the County Council, he practiced law at Preston, Gates, and Ellis (now K&L Gates) and is a licensed Washington attorney.

Ferguson was first elected to the County Council in 2003. He was elected again in 2005 following the reduction of the 13-member Council to nine. Ferguson ran unopposed in 2009. Ferguson represents District 1, which includes Bothell, Kenmore, north Seattle, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park and part of Woodinville and unincorporated King County.

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