|House Republican Chief Deputy Whip|
January 3, 2019
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Georgia's 3rd district
January 3, 2017
Anderson Drew Ferguson IV
November 15, 1966
Langdale, Alabama, U.S.
|Education||University of Georgia (BS)|
Augusta University (DMD)
Anderson Drew Ferguson IV (born November 15, 1966) is an American dentist and politician who is the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 3rd congressional district. The district stretches from the southern suburbs of Atlanta to the northern suburbs of Columbus.
Ferguson's regular job was as a dentist; he had a family dental practice. He served as an alderman for West Point, Georgia, and then as mayor of that city from 2008 through 2016. He resigned in 2016 to focus on his race for the House of Representatives.
In 2016, Ferguson ran for the Georgia third district seat being vacated by Republican incumbent Lynn Westmoreland. He placed in the top two in the May Republican primary, and faced State Senator Mike Crane in the runoff; the two had finished within 100 votes of each other; both had about 27% of the vote.
For the runoff, Ferguson had the support of business-oriented Republicans, including the retiring Westmoreland. The primary and its runoff were expensive and bitterly-contested GOP; Super PACs and other groups outside of Georgia spent more than $2 million on the race.
In November 2018, running for re-election, Ferguson won by nearly a 2-to-1 margin over Democrat Chuck Enderlin with 191,700 votes, 66 percent of the votes cast.
Ferguson was sworn into office January 3, 2017.
In February 2019, Ferguson removed from his office a biography of Robert E. Lee that had been displayed in a glass case, open to a page highlighting the Confederate general's racist ideology. Ferguson said that his staff had decorated his office and that he had been unaware of the displayed book.
Vote Smart reports that Conservative Review has given Ferguson a 55% evaluation, Americans for Prosperity has given him a lifetime evaluation of 100%, Campaign for Working Families has given him a 100% evaluation, Heritage Action Freedom Index gave him a 77% evaluation, the American Conservative Union gave him a lifetime evaluation of 93%, and the John Birch Society Freedom Index gave him a 57% evaluation.
Running for election in 2016, Ferguson's main issues were securing the borders, destroying the Islamic State, strengthening the military, replacing the current income tax with a flat tax, repealing Obamacare, and supporting a constitutional amendment for congressional term limits.
Ferguson has four children.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 3rd congressional district
|Party political offices|
| House Republican Chief Deputy Whip
|U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)|
| United States Representatives by seniority