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Encyclopedia > Mike Ferguson (New Jersey politician)
Mike Ferguson
Mike Ferguson (New Jersey politician)

In office
2001 - present
Preceded by Bob Franks
Succeeded by Incumbent

Born June 22, 1970
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Political party Republican
Spouse Maureen Ferguson
Religion Roman Catholic

Michael A. "Mike" Ferguson (b. June 22, 1970, Ridgewood, New Jersey) has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives for New Jersey's 7th congressional district since 2001. Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... New Jerseys Seventh Congressional District is currently represented by Republican Mike Ferguson. ... Robert Douglas Franks (1951-) is a Republican politician and former U.S. Representative from New Jersey. ... June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Map highlighting Ridgewoods location within Bergen County. ... GOP redirects here. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Map highlighting Ridgewoods location within Bergen County. ... GOP redirects here. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... New Jerseys Seventh Congressional District is currently represented by Republican Mike Ferguson. ...


Ferguson is currently the youngest member of the New Jersey Congressional delegation. Ferguson originally sought office in the 6th Congressional District in 1998, even though he had never lived or voted in the 6th district prior to seeking the Republican nomination. He was defeated by incumbent Frank Pallone. In 1999, Ferguson moved to the 7th district where he defeated Thomas Kean Jr. in the primary and was successfully elected. New Jerseys Sixth Congressional District is currently represented by Democrat Frank Pallone. ... Frank Pallone Jr. ... Senator Tom Kean Jr. ...


Ferguson attended the Delbarton School, the University of Notre Dame and has an M.P.A. from Georgetown University. Delbarton School is a private all-male Roman Catholic college preparatory school in Morris Township, New Jersey, educating students from 7th to 12th grade. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: or IPA: is a leading Roman Catholic institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... The Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) historically has been a professional Masters degree that provides training in public policy, project and program implementation—that is, public management. ... Georgetown University, formally the The President and Directors of the College of Georgetown, is a private university in the United States, located in Georgetown, a historic neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Founded on January 23, 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll, it is both the oldest Roman Catholic and oldest Jesuit...


Before running for Congress he worked as a teacher at a private school, and worked as a part time instructor at a community college. Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ...


Ferguson was Executive Director of the Catholic Campaign for America, whose board members include William Bennett, Tom Monaghan and Mary Ellen Bork (wife of Robert Bork). Other notable members of the Catholic Campaign for America include Rick Santorum and Pat Buchanan. He also served as the executive director of the Better Schools Foundation which was founded by Lamar Alexander and whose purpose was to promote the use of school vouchers. William Bennett on NBCs Meet the Press William John Bennett (born July 31, 1943) served as United States Secretary of Education from 1985 to 1988. ... Tom Monaghan (born March 25, 1937 in Ann Arbor, Michigan), formally known as Thomas S. Monaghan, is a Catholic entrepreneur and philanthropist from Michigan who founded Dominos Pizza in 1960. ... Robert Bork Robert Heron Bork (born March 1, 1927 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a conservative American legal scholar who advocates the judicial philosophy of originalism. ... Santorum redirects here. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Andrew Lamar Alexander (born July 3, 1940) is the senior United States Senator from Tennessee and a member of the Republican Party. ... An education voucher, commonly called a school voucher, is a certificate by which parents are given the ability to pay for the education of their children at a school of their choice, rather than the public school to which they were assigned. ...


In June 2003, after a three year dispute with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Congressman Ferguson agreed to pay $210,000 for a loan which he made to his campaign during his first election of $525,000 from a trust established for the Congressman by his parents. The FEC claimed that this loan from the trust equated to a gift from his parents. According to Federal law, the cap on personal contributions from an individual to a candidate is capped at $25,000 per election cycle. The fine was one of the highest ever paid to the FEC. Ferguson maintained that he did nothing wrong ([1]). The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency created in 1975 by Congress to administer and enforce campaign finance legislation in the United States. ...


Ferguson received the third most money of all recipients of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's ARMPAC campaign contributions. DeLay is being prosecuted on charges of felony money laundering of campaign finances and conspiracy to launder money. To date, Ferguson has not offered to return any of the $54,403 he received from DeLay or ARMPAC, despite calls from Democrats to do so ([2], [3]). The Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives acts as the leader of the party that has a majority control of the seats in the house (currently at least 218 of the 435 seats). ... Thomas Dale Tom DeLay (born April 8, 1947) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Sugar Land, Texas. ... Americans for a Republican Majority also ARMPAC, a Political Action Committee formed by former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ...


After the 1999 election, Tom Kean Jr. subsequently sued Mike Ferguson and the Council for Responsible Government (a 527 group headquarted in Virginia). The complaint alleged that Ferguson and the Council illegally coordinated their messaging. The complaint also alleged that the Council funded and distributed a brochure under the guise of non-partisan group while acting as a partisan advocacy group on behalf of Ferguson ([4]). Kean, Jr. prevailed in the lawsuit[citation needed]. 527 group, a type of tax-exempt organization, named after a section of the United States tax code, created primarily to influence the nomination, election, appointment or defeat of candidates for public office. ...


Sexual Harrassment Controversy

Ferguson was accused of grabbing a young woman at a local college bar in Georgetown. According to the young woman, Ferguson removed his ID pin and handed it to her, saying she could keep it if she would "come back and have a drink with me." Ferguson denied the young woman's version of the event ([5]).


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Preceded by:
Bob Franks
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 7th congressional district

2001 – present
Incumbent

 
 

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