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Deborah Ferguson

Deborah Ferguson, D-51 Picture

Rep. Ferguson is serving her second term in the Arkansas House of Representatives.  She represents District 51 which includes part of Crittenden County.

During the 90th General Assembly, Rep. Ferguson serves as the Vice-Chair on the committee for Public Health, Welfare and Labor.  She also serves on the Insurance and Commerce Committee and Joint Budget. She was appointed to the Health Reform Legislative Task Force and the Insurance Marketplace Legislative Oversight Committee.  In addition, Rep. Ferguson helps provide students with a unique opportunity to learn how our government operates by serving as House Chair of Girls State.

Women in Government named her as the Arkansas State Director and she serves on the Executive Committee of the National Council of Insurance Legislators. She additionally serves on the National Conference of State Legislators Health Committee and The Council of State Governments Health Committee. 

For the 89th General Assembly, Rep. Ferguson served on the Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee and the committee for Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs. She received recognition as an Outstanding Legislator from the Arkansas medical Society, the Arkansas State Dental Association, the Municipal League, and the Arkansas Body Modification Association.

Rep. Ferguson practiced dentistry in West Memphis for twenty-five years and is an active member of the Arkansas State Dental Association. She is currently CEO of Medical Center Properties and owner of Arkansas Home Health and Hospice.  She previously served as state treasurer and county president for the Arkansas Medical Alliance.

Rep. Ferguson also served as finance chairman of the Junior Auxiliary.  She was a member of the Arkansas Arts Council and worked as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster children..

She was awarded "Outstanding Arkansan" by the Arkansas Jaycees and received the "Outstanding Service Award" from the Crittenden County Heart Association.

She is married to Dr. Scott Ferguson and they have three grown children.