Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson will speak at Western Washington University’s main campus from 2-3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18.
His talk, in the Wilson Library Reading Room, is free and open to the public.
Ferguson will speak on an array of topics, including the state of Washington’s litigation efforts against Trump Administration and his office’s consumer protection efforts related to student loan debt. He will speak for about 30 minutes, followed by time for questions and answers.
Bob Ferguson is Washington State’s 18th attorney general. He is the state’s chief legal officer. As attorney general he has led a number of high-profile cases, including successfully blocking President Trump’s first executive order barring travel from several Muslim-majority nations. See here for more information on notable court cases.
Ferguson is a fourth-generation Washingtonian; his family homestead is on the Skagit River.
A graduate of the University of Washington and New York University law school, Ferguson 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. In 2003, he was elected to the King County Council. In 2005, after the council was reduced from 13 to nine and Ferguson’s district was eliminated, he was re-elected. He was unopposed in 2009.
Ferguson has hiked hundreds of miles of Washington’s trails and climbed many of the state’s highest peaks. He is an internationally rated chess master and twice won the Washington State Chess Championship. An avid baseball fan, he once took a trip with a college buddy to see a baseball game in every major league stadium. He and his wife Colleen have two children.