Attorney General Bob Ferguson

Bob is a fourth-generation Washingtonian and son of a public school teacher and Boeing employee. Bob has lived and worked on both sides of the mountains, starting his legal career in Spokane. As Attorney General, Bob takes on the toughest fights on behalf of all Washingtonians against powerful interests – and wins. He’s been steadfast in standing up to powerful interests, achieving big victories for Washington families.

Bob forced the companies that fueled the opioid epidemic to pay more than a billion dollars to address the harm done to our community, secured record penalties to combat dark money in politics, and took on polluters, scam artists, and special interests to protect Washingtonians. Bob prioritizes public safety. He is standing up for survivors and victims and holding criminals accountable, with a focus on human trafficking and sexually violent predators.

Bob’s family homesteaded in the 19th Century on the beautiful Skagit River, which may explain why Bob is such an enthusiastic mountain climber and backpacker. 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. He has twice won the Washington State Chess Championship.

Bob lives with his wife Colleen, and their twins, Jack and Katie.


Time 100 Most Influential People of 2017

Crosscut Courage in Elected Office Award

Victory Fund Champion for Equality

Council for American-Islamic Relations Ally for Justice Award

Washington Alliance for Retired Americans’ Education Fund 2017 Senior Champion Award

Democrats for Diversity and Inclusion 2017 Thurgood Marshall Defiant Justice Award

Loren Miller Bar Association 2017 Excellence in the Law Award

Ceasefire 2017 Ancil Payne Civic Leader of the Year Award

University of Washington Center for Human Rights Justice Award

Washington State Labor Council Power of the People Award

Metal Trades Honoree of the Year 2016

SEIU 775 2017 Elected Official of the Year Award

AARP 2016 Fraud Fighter of the Year Award

Sound Mental Health Booth Gardner Mental Health Champion 2011

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Legal Record Against the Trump Administration

Bob was the first leader in the nation to take on President Trump, blocking the first unconstitutional Muslim travel ban. Bob won that case and went on to defeat Trump more than 50 times in court on cases ranging from voting rights and gun responsibility to reproductive freedom.

  • Permanently defeating President Trump’s original Muslim Travel Ban that was significantly broader than the later version upheld by the Supreme Court.

  • Successfully blocking President Trump’s decision to rescind DACA, the federal program that protects DREAMers.

  • Blocking President Trump’s plan to allow 3D-printed “ghost” guns to be legally disseminated on the internet.

“I’ll never stop taking on the big fights for Washingtonians."

– Bob Ferguson

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