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Attorney General

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Bob Ferguson (D) 1,356,225 55.85%
Matt Larkin (R) 575,470 23.70%
Brett Rogers (R) 296,843 12.22%
Mike Vaska (G) 199,826 8.23%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

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Complete Coverage

After success taking on Trump, Bob Ferguson faces Matt Larkin in bid for third term as AG

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who has taken on the Trump administration 80 times in four years, faces GOP challenger Matt Larkin.

Ferguson asks judge to reverse Postal Service changes ahead of election

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson asked a federal judge in Yakima late Wednesday to reverse what the state’s top lawyer called “drastic changes” at the U.S. Postal Service, claiming the recent moves jeopardize mail delivery across the country ahead of November’s election.

Washington leads suit against Arctic Refuge drilling

Washington will lead a coalition of 15 states challenging the Trump administration’s decision to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and natural gas production.

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson files suit against Juul, says e-cig maker markets to kids

The nation’s largest producer of e-cigarettes has illegally targeted kids, the state claims in a major consumer protection lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Washington’s voter-approved semiautomatic rifle restrictions constitutional, judge rules

A law restricting the sale of semiautomatic rifles approved by voters in 2018 is constitutional, a federal judge ruled Monday.

Ferguson joins California AG in suit against Trump administration over environmental law

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has joined California’s attorney general in filing a federal lawsuit accusing the Trump administration of illegally relaxing environmental reviews of federal projects.

State challenges new rule on moving liquefied natural gas by rail

Washington has joined other states in challenging new federal rules that would allow for liquefied natural gas to be transported by rail car.

Washington sues over postal service changes as USPS backtracks on planned closures in Eastern Washington

As Washington and some 20 other states began challenging changes to the U.S. Postal Service in court, the postmaster general announced he was suspending those changes at least until after the election.

Two Democrats to face off for Washington lieutenant governor in November

A Democrat is almost guaranteed to be Washington’s next lieutenant governor.

Washington, Ferguson join lawsuit against Trump administration water pollution rule

Washington is one of 20 states and the District of Columbia to challenge a federal rule, taking effect in September, that the states say limits their ability to enforce water quality standards when reviewing federal building projects. The Trump administration has pushed for the revisions, citing job creation and improving the U.S. energy market. 

Three Republicans challenging Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s bid for third term

The difference four years makes in Washington elections is probably most obvious in the state attorney general’s race.

State attorney general calls for new law requiring uses of deadly force to be reported

OLYMPIA – In a report to the legislature released Tuesday, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson recommends law enforcement across the state begin reporting all uses of deadly force.

Washington state lawsuit alleges price-fixing by StarKist and rival tuna conglomerates

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is saying “Sorry Charlie” to StarKist tuna and the former CEO of competitor Bumble Bee, suing both for price-fixing he contends bilked consumers of millions of dollars.

Washington state sues Trump administration over which college students should get coronavirus aid

Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office filed a lawsuit in federal court this week, alleging the Education Department is ignoring the will of Congress in limiting which college and university students should receive money set aside in a $2 trillion assistance package. The Department says it’s ensuring eligible students receive help.

With Inslee running for re-election, other Democrats staying put

By running for a third term, Gov. Jay Inslee has kept more Democrats in place in the 2020 elections but energized Republicans.

Beware of COVID-19 scams, state and federal officials warn

State and federal officials are warning Washington residents to beware of phony COVID-19 treatments that can be harmful to their health as they see a rise in scams and false testing kits circulating through social media.

Washington attorney general again sues Facebook over campaign ads

The state of Washington is suing Facebook – again – for selling political ads without disclosing all necessary information about who’s behind them

State sues Greyhound for allowing warrantless ‘sweeps’ at Intermodal Center

By allowing warrantless “immigration sweeps” at Spokane’s Intermodal Center, Greyhound is violating state laws that protect consumers and prevent discrimination, a lawsuit filed Tuesday contends.

Spokane Amazon ‘hustler’ among online sellers accused of price-gouging COVID-19 supplies

The state is accusing five online sales operations, including one in Spokane, of price gouging on scarce supplies during the COVID-19 emergency.

Shawn Vestal: Let’s keep the region’s history in the region – on the very land where it occurred

Around a century ago, the Uyeji family came to America from Japan, settling in a neighborhood on the outskirts of Seattle known as Pontiac. They lived there and farmed the land, in an area now known as Hawthorne Hills, along with their Japanese-American neighbors. In 1942, when the U.S. government ordered all Japanese-Americans within certain areas along the coasts, known as “exclusion zones,” to be moved to camps in the country’s interior, the Uyejis were taken to first one, then another internment camp in California, according to Discover Nikkei, a website that tracks the histories of Japanese immigrants to America.