Stephen Ferguson attended Christopher Newport University to study biology and left in 1994 to start a career in the Elizabeth City Fire Department. After two years, Ferguson was hired by the City of Chesapeake to serve as a firefighter until 2015, having volunteered before. During that time, he worked as a firefighter/paramedic, acting officer, and acting EMS supervisor and received service achievement honors, a good conduct medal, and a distinguished service medal .
He left the fire service to work in the green industry and currently owns U.S. Lawns Hampton Roads, a business focusing on landscape management [1, 3]. Ferguson also holds several positions concerning youth sports such as President of Fame Boosters, which raises funds for travel cheerleading expenses, and a board member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Ferguson also served as Runningman’s HOA President and is now the current The Commons HOA President [1, 4].
Ferguson has been labeled as a Republican under VPAP .
Ferguson supports lowering the property tax in Newport News. In the past, Ferguson has advocated for natural gas and oil energy development .
Ferguson is against gun control legislation. Ferguson has expressed support for self-defense using firearms .
Ferguson believes the status quo regarding the safety of schools needs to be improved .
Winsome Earle-Sears, Lieutenant Governor; Dr. Patricia P. Woodbury, Newport News City Councilwoman; Rebecca S. Aman, Newport News City School Board member; Dr. Terry T. Namkung, Congressional GOP Nominee VA-03; J. D. “Danny” Diggs, Sheriff of York County and the City of Poquoson