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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 Prevails in Consumer Protection Act Lawsuits

Washington AG Bob Ferguson announced that his office secured victory in two Consumer Protection Act (CPA) lawsuits against Florida-based companies CA Certificate Service (CCS) and Labor Poster Compliance (LPC), as well as their owners, following a King County Superior Court Judge’s granting of the AG’s motions for summary judgment in both cases. As previously reported,…

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Western AGs Seek to Intervene In Opposition to Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion

California AG Rob Bonta, Washington AG Bob Ferguson, and Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum have filed a Motion to Intervene and Protest requesting that FERC deny an application for a capacity expansion for the Gas Transmission Northwest Express (GTN) pipeline, a 1,377 mile-long pipeline running from British Columbia to Malin, Oregon, which is just north of the California state line. The project would expand the amount of natural gas transmitted by the pipeline by 150 million cubic feet per day, which, according to the AGs, would have significant impacts on climate change.

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Washington AG Ferguson Fines Towing Company For Selling Service Members’ Vehicles

Washington AG Bob Ferguson reached a settlement with automobile towing company Chuck’s Towing and Recovery to resolve allegations that the company violated the Washington Consumer Protection Act and the federal Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act (“SCRA”) in three cases in which vehicles were towed and then sold at auction. In February 2020, a woman serving in…

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