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Attorney General

Reagan Dunn (Republican)

Education

Juris Doctor, University of Washington School of Law, Order of Barristers; B.A., Arizona State University, magna cum laude

Elected experience

King County Councilmember (2005-present)

Other professional experience

Federal Prosecutor / Assistant US Attorney, Western District of Washington, Terrorism and Violent Crime Unit; Special Assistant US Attorney, Southern Florida and District of Columbia; Senior Counsel to the Director, Executive Office for US Attorneys, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.; National Coordinator, Project Safe Neighborhoods; Chair, U.S. Department of Justice Firearms Enforcement Assistance Team; Private Attorney, Inslee Best Doezie and Ryder, P.S.

Community service

WSBA’s Legal Aid Committee; Fmr. Board Member, Eastside Legal Assistance Program; Board Member, Bellevue Schools Foundation

Bob Ferguson (Democrat)

Education

Law Degree, New York University; B.A., University of Washington

Elected experience

Elected three terms to the King County Council; unanimously elected Chair by colleagues to lead legislative branch of 150 employees; Law and Justice Committee Chair; 3-time Budget Chair.

Other professional experience

Law clerk in Spokane for Chief Judge Nielsen of the Federal District Court of Eastern Washington; Law clerk for Judge Bright of the 8th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals; Litigation Attorney, Preston, Gates & Ellis, one of Washington’s leading law firms.

Community service

Bob and his family are active in St. Catherine’s Church; Jesuit Volunteer Corps; Children and Youth Justice Coordinating Council on Gangs.