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Bob Ferguson

Attorney General, State of Washington

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Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson is a virtual guest at Crosscut Festival 2022. He is the state's 18th Attorney General and has served in the elected office since 2013. As the state’s chief legal officer, Ferguson directs 500 attorneys and 600 professional staff. In his tenure as AG, he has gained national attention several times for high-profile consumer protection lawsuits and for suing the Trump administration 97 times. He is a fourth-generation Washingtonian. Ferguson and his wife, Colleen, are the proud parents of 14-year-old twins, Jack and Katie.

At this event, Ferguson will discuss his priorities since President Donald Trump left office and items already on his docket that could have major impacts on Washington state.

When: 11 a.m., Saturday, May 7. 

Where: This is a free virtual event. RSVP now.

Find more detail about this event below. Have a question for AG Bob Ferguson? Submit it now for consideration at our live event. 

Scheduled Appearances

Power & Policy

A Full Slate

Crosscut Festival 2022
Sat May 7, 2022 | 11:00am

Things haven't slowed down since President Donald Trump left office, and Washington State Attorney General Robert Ferguson hasn't shied away from the big issues. From opiods to gun control laws to environmental protection, there's a lot on his docket that will have major impacts on our state. WATCH NOW


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About the Festival

The Crosscut Ideas Festival is a celebration of big ideas and a gathering for bold thinkers. Newsmakers, changemakers and innovators come together to take a fresh look at the biggest issues of our time. Over one week, the Crosscut Ideas Festival hosts fireside conversations and panels, meetups, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.

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