City: Seattle, Washington
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.
- Web: electbobferguson.com
Trump’s use of Oakland and Ferguson, both with high poverty rates and large African-American populations, is, of course, intended as a crude dog whistle to the angry white men he’s courting.
A veteran Miami police officer with two decades of experience dealing with the media and community leaders will take over as Ferguson’s police chief, hoping to help the St. Louis suburb heal as it rebounds after the fatal 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown.
How many do-overs do the conspiracy theorists get? If they were golfers taking mulligans, they’d never finish a round.