Posted on Jun 14, 2018
 
            Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson was our guest speaker. He is a 4th generation Washingtonian whose family has deep ties in Everett, Washington. He began his legal career in Spokane and later returned to Seattle. He was elected as the 18th Attorney General of Washington State in 2012. He told us that our club is the 126th Rotary Club in Washington that he has visited. He was at the Colville Rotary Club yesterday and started today at the 7:00 am Kettle Falls Rotary Club. He learned early on that Rotary Clubs share the Attorney General office’s mission of service to the community.
            The AG’s office is the largest in the state, employing over 1000 with approximately 600 Attorneys and 600 professional staff. The AGs office researches and gives legal advice and available options, but does not set policy. It works on behalf of the people of Washington through civil and consumer protections and defends Washington State law. When asked what had he learned from the transition of attorney to Attorney General, he said it wasn’t so much learned but the realization of managing a department of over 1000 people and the breadth of the responsibility of the Office.
            He ended by thanking us for having him and for letting him move his time up a bit in order to make a 3:00pm flight so he could have dinner with his wife and 10 year old twins.  I think everyone present would agree that it was an honor and pleasure to meet Attorney General Ferguson.