Frank Ferry has lived in the 12th District for over thirty years. Frank grew up in the historic Sunshine Ranch bunkhouse built in 1895, which served the San Fernando Valley orange and lemon groves. A son of public-school educators, Frank attended Rinaldi Street Elementary and Frost Middle School. Frank served as his high school’s Student Body President, as well as, the goalkeeper on Alemany’s CIF Championship soccer team.
Frank Ferry earned a Bachelor of Arts in Governmental Communications at CSUN. Always a hard worker, Frank worked his way through college employed in the Matador’s athletic department and sporting goods department at Gemco.
Upon CSUN’s graduation, Frank began teaching at Nobel Middle School where he was named the “Teacher of the Year” for the 31st PTSA District serving the schools of the northwest San Fernando Valley. While teaching at Nobel Middle School, Frank Ferry also attended law school at night and passed The California Bar Exam in 1992. However, recently married and unable to afford a home, his new family bought a home and moved to the Santa Clarita Valley.
A few years later, Frank was elected to the Santa Clarita City Council. Councilman Ferry served on the Santa Clarita City Council for sixteen years. Four of those years he served as Mayor where he focused on programs to serve the community’s youth and senior citizens. During Councilman Ferry’s tenure Santa Clarita was ranked one of the top ten “Safest Cities in the United States”, acquired 9000 acres of Open Space, built 44 miles of off-road trails, built more than 28 parks, built three libraries, stopped the world’s largest landfill, advocated along with California’s U.S. Senators to stop the Cemex Mining, worked with the DTSC to clean the Whitaker Bermite Site, led the effort to build the $240 million Cross Valley Connector and so much more! All of this while continuing to teach and champion student learning at Valencia and Saugus High Schools.
Beginning in 2005, Frank Ferry was chosen as Principal of Bishop Alemany High School. Most of the school’s student body lived in the 12th District and Frank organized a number of community service initiatives which included student tutoring at local public schools, cleaning up graffiti, and food and toy drives for those less fortunate. Under Frank’s leadership, Alemany won National and State Championships in athletics, music, Academic Decathlon, robotics, and dance.
Frank Ferry remarried in 2014 and moved to West Hills. His wife, Dr. Mori Rouhani is a dentist and owns a thriving dental practice in Santa Clarita and Pasadena. Their youngest son attended El Camino HS, played on the City Championship soccer team and is now a senior at Redlands University. Their other three sons graduated college from Springfield College, Georgetown University and University of Arizona.