Bob Ferguson is Washington State’s 18th Attorney General. As the state’s chief legal officer, Bob is committed to protecting the people of Washington against powerful interests that don’t play by the rules. Bob is focused on standing up for consumers and defending taxpayers, supporting law enforcement to keep our communities safe, protecting our environment, and advocating for our veterans and military families. He is a fourth-generation Washingtonian, a graduate of the University of Washington and New York University law school, and serious Husky fan. Bob and his wife, Colleen, are the proud parents of 6-year-old twins, Jack and Katie.
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- Bob has hiked hundreds of miles of Washington trails and climbed many of the state's highest peaks.
- Bob is an internationally-rated chess master and twice won the Washington State Chess Championship.
- Bob is an avid baseball fan and once took a trip with a college buddy to see a baseball game in every major league stadium.
- Bob began his legal career in Spokane. He clerked for two federal judges before returning to Seattle to join Preston, Gates, and Ellis [now K&L Gates] where his civil litigation practice included work on behalf of taxpayers, corporations and small businesses. He was elected to the King County Council in 2003 where he served for nine years before being elected Attorney General in 2012.