DANBURY, Conn. -- Danbury resident Michael Ferguson was sworn in Wednesday as a state representative for his first term in the House of Representatives, where he will serve on the Education Committee.
House Republican Leader Themis Klarides appointed Ferguson to the committee, which will be at the center of the debate over Education Cost Sharing funding, and concerns all maters relating to the Department of Education.
Ferguson represents a part of Ridgefield and Danbury.
“As a member of the Danbury Board of Education, I have experienced how the state’s education policies and budget allotments directly affect students’ growth and development,” Ferguson said.
“We owe it to every parent, student, and teacher – past, present, and future - to get the Education Cost Sharing right so that municipalities have all the resources they need. I cannot wait to begin work on this topic that is so critical to the future of Connecticut.”
The Education Committee concerns local and regional boards of education and the substantive law of collective bargaining covering teachers and professional employees of such boards; vocational rehabilitation; the Commission on the Arts; and libraries, museums and historical and cultural associations.
He was also appointed to the Transportation Committee, which handles all matters relating to the Department of Transportation, including highways and bridges, navigation, aeronautics, mass transit and railroads.
Additionally, Ferguson was appointed to the State Traffic Commission and the Department of Motor Vehicles, as well as the Internship Committee, a statutorily created Committee whose principal responsibility is the development and administration of Connecticut General Assembly interns.