Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Day 41° Partly Cloudy

Bob Ferguson

A candidate for Attorney General, State of Washington in the 2016 Washington General Election, Nov. 8

Party: Democratic

Age: 55

City: Seattle, Washington

Occupation: Lawyer

Education: Graduated from Bishop Blanchette High School in Seattle in 1983. Earned bachelor’s from the University of Washington and law degree from New York University.

Work experience: Law clerk for U.S. District Judge Frem Nielsen in Spokane and 8th Circuit Court of Appeals; attorney at Preston Gates Ellis.

Political experience: Elected King County Council 2003, re-elected 2007. Elected attorney general in 2012, re-elected 2016.

Family: Married to Colleen Ferguson. Has two children.

Campaign finances: Raised almost $4 million as of Sept. 29, 2020 with $4,000 maximum contributions from at least 43 individuals or groups, including the Spokane Firefighters Union, state Auto Dealers Political Action Committee, Building and Construction Trades PAC, state Medical PAC and Democratic Attorneys General Association.

Contact information

Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Bob Ferguson (D) 1,792,793 67.56%
Joshua B. Trumbull (L) 860,922 32.44%

Details & headlines >>

Competitors

Related Coverage

Federal judge in Seattle halts Trump immigration order

A federal judge in Seattle halted major portions of President Trump’s immigration restrictions Friday afternoon.

Washington sues to block Trump immigration order

Washington sued the federal government in an effort to block President Trump’s executive order restricting immigration from seven Middle Eastern countries.

Spokane area car dealership admits to sexual harassment, will pay $280,000

Spokane area car dealership Greenacres Motors agrees to pay fines and penalties after admitting that allegations of a pattern of sexual harassment by its former owner and employee, Monte L. Masingale, are true.

Kim Wyman to pay $10,000 over campaign finance violations

Secretary of state fined more than $10,000 for failing to report campaign contributions on time.

Legislature asked to abolish the death penalty in Washington

Bipartisan coalition seeks to end the death penalty in Washington

New office could offer free legal help to military, vets in Washington

Military members would get more access to legal help and stronger consumer protection under a pair of proposals the Legislature is considering.

Washington’s gun background check system needs fix, report says

Washington state’s system for conducting background checks on someone trying to buy a firearm is fragmented and “specific improvements” are needed.

Report: 450,000 residents impacted by data breaches

A new report from Washington state’s Attorney General’s Office says nearly a half a million residents were impacted by data breaches between July 2015 and July 2016.

Secretary of State Kim Wyman accused of campaign finance violations

Attorney General Bob Ferguson says that the campaign of Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman has violated the state’s campaign finance laws by failing to file disclosure reports on time.

Spokane Valley could become a Second Amendment sanctuary city under councilman’s proposal

A city councilman wants Spokane Valley to declare itself a Second Amendment sanctuary city and symbolically proclaim the city’s support for its citizens’ right to keep and bear arms.