Paul Ferguson for Clerk of the Circuit Court
Virginia's 17th District, Arlington & Falls Church
Paul Ferguson is currently serving a second term as Clerk of the Court for Virginia's 17th District and is running for a third term in November 2023.
Paul Ferguson has served as Clerk of the Circuit Court of Arlington County and the City of Falls Church since January 1, 2008. Mr. Ferguson served as a Member of the Arlington County Board from 1996-2007, serving as Chairman in 1999, 2003 and 2007.

His community activities and awards include:
  • Virginia Court Clerk’s Association (VCCA) President in 2018.
  • The Virginia Access to Justice Commission.
  • Current Chair of the Arlington County Bar Foundation.
  • Current Chair of the Community Criminal Justice Board (CCJB)
  • NOVA Parks Board of Directors as one of two appointees from Arlington County.
  • Wakefield Alumni Educational Foundation
  • Community Criminal Justice Board
  • Mr Ferguson is especially proud of the Equality Award he received from AGLA for his support of Same Sex Marriages before they became legal in 2015
  • Arlington Kiwanis Club member since 1993
  • Leadership Arlington Founding Class of 1999
Some of the accomplishments during Mr. Ferguson’s tenure as Clerk of the Circuit Court include:
  • Reducing the length of jury service to one day/one trial (most trials last more than one day so if selected for a trial, jury service could be multiple days).
  • Back scanning of all deeds and marriage licenses
  • Ability to transmit all fees to court by internet
  • Implemented electronic case files for civil and criminal court records, with automated workflows and order generation. This initiative received the County Manager’s 2014 Excellence award.
  • Redacted Social Security Numbers from all land records documents to comply with state mandate.
  • Developed information packet in English and Spanish with sample forms for self-represented parties seeking an uncontested divorce.
  • Provided bilingual assistance for the public in all sections of the Circuit Court office.