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Bob Ferguson

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

Party: Democratic

Age: 56

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.

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Race Results

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

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