Michael Ferguson is a third-generation West Chicago resident, most of that time (54 years) within Ward 3. He attended grade school at District 33 and graduated West Chicago Community High School. His wife of thirty-nine years is also a lifelong resident, and the couple has two adult children.
Alderman Ferguson is a United States Navy veteran having served as an aircraft jet engine and fuel system mechanic on the A-6 Intruder at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA, and deployed aboard the USS Independence.
After separation from active duty he attended College of Dupage and eventually graduated from National-Louis University with a Bachelor of Science in Management. He has worked at various companies in a mechanical engineering capacity.
Alderman Ferguson served eight years with the West Chicago Emergency Services and Disaster Agency and most recently five years with the West Chicago Environmental Commission. He will serve on the City's Development and Finance Committees.