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Washington Attorney General

Current State AG
Bob Ferguson (D)
Political Party
Democrat
Assumed Office

2013

Bob Ferguson is a fourth-generation Washingtonian and was elected Attorney General in 2012. Prior to his election, AG Ferguson was a King County Councilor. During his time on the Council, he served as Chair of the Regional Policy and Law, Justice and Human Services Committees and twice chaired of the Council’s Law and Justice Committee. He began his legal career clerking for Chief Judge William Nielsen of the U.S. Eastern District of Washington and then clerked for Judge Myron...

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Bob Ferguson is a fourth-generation Washingtonian and was elected Attorney General in 2012. Prior to his election, AG Ferguson was a King County Councilor. During his time on the Council, he served as Chair of the Regional Policy and Law, Justice and Human Services Committees and twice chaired of the Council’s Law and Justice Committee. He began his legal career clerking for Chief Judge William Nielsen of the U.S. Eastern District of Washington and then clerked for Judge Myron Bright on the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals before joining the litigation department of K&L Gates LLP.

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The AG is an elected position in Washington.

  • Next Election:November 5, 2024
  • Election Process:Elected
  • Term/Limit:4 years / none


Latest Washington Attorney General News & Insights

Washington AG Recovers Millions in Fraudulent Unemployment Benefits

Washington AG Bob Ferguson announced that his office has recovered a total of $18.8 million in funds stolen as a part of a massive fraud perpetuated against the state’s Employment Security Department. According to the AG’s Office, sophisticated fraud rings used identity data harvested from data breaches to steal billions of dollars in unemployment benefits…

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AG Coalition Sues to Block USPS Mail Truck Acquisition Program

A coalition of sixteen state AGs and the DC AG, along with the City of New York and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District), sued the United States Postal Service and United States Postmaster General Louis DeJoy alleging that USPS’s purchase of mail trucks to replace 90% of its aging fleet of over 212,000…

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Return to Sender: Washington AG Ferguson Goes After Fake Government Mailings

Washington AG Bob Ferguson has filed lawsuits against two connected companies, Labor Poster Compliance, LLC, CA Certificate Service, LLC., and their individual owners (collectively, “Defendants”), alleging they posed as a government agency and engaged in deceptive high-volume mail solicitations that were sent to more than 210,000 Washington state small business owners, and charged hefty fees…

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