Running his campaign out of his Newport Beach home, Republican 70th District Assembly candidate Jay Ferguson hopes to win the seat his father held for 10 years.
“I’m totally an outsider,” Jay Ferguson said. “I’m not a lawyer or a career politician, but I did kind of want to do this for a long time.”
Jay Ferguson, 51, works as a general contractor and real estate agent in Newport.
His dad is the late Gil Ferguson, who held the 70th District Assembly seat from 1984 to 1994.
The Ferguson family has lived in Newport Beach since 1970. Jay Ferguson and his two daughters are all graduates of Corona del Mar High School. He and his wife, Sheila, have been married for 23 years.