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Bob Ferguson

A candidate for Attorney General, State of Washington in the 2012 Washington General Election

Party: Democrat

Age: 51

City: Seattle, WA

Occupation: Lawyer

Lawyer and King County councilman. Began his legal career in Spokane as a law clerk for Chief Judge W. Fremming Nielsen of the U.S. District Court for Eastern Washington.


On this race:

Promises strong focus on civil side of the legal spectrum, explaining it accounts for 90 percent of the job; promises to establish an environmental crimes task force.

Notable: Pushed to reduce the number of seats on the King County council, had his district eliminated and beat another incumbent.

Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Bob Ferguson (D) 1,443,811 53.11%
Reagan Dunn (R) 1,274,664 46.89%

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Reagan Dunn

Republican

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