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Attorney General-Elect Bob Ferguson announces transition committee

Washington state Attorney General-elect Bob Ferguson announced the names of his transition committee today. Comprised of a statewide coalition of civic and legal community leaders, transition committee members will lend expertise from law enforcement, civil litigation practice, and both the public and private sectors to advise Ferguson as he prepares to take office.

Ferguson tapped former Washington State Supreme Court Justice Bobbe Bridge and King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg as the co-chairs of the committee.

“My goal is to create the best independent, non-partisan public law office in the United States,” said Ferguson. “The experience, wisdom, and advice of this diverse and talented group will be invaluable as I take office and begin this work.”

Ferguson will be sworn in as Attorney General on Jan. 16.

The committee will be tasked with reviewing the structure of the Attorney General’s Office, its budget, and goals for the upcoming legislative session. Key priorities for the committee’s consideration include strategies for addressing gang violence, strengthening the consumer protection division, developing an Environmental Crimes Unit, and establishing a Veterans Division to address the specific legal issues faced by veterans and military families

“My transition committee will consider how we can best to protect Washington consumers, improve public safety, defend our environment, and stand up for our veterans,” said Ferguson, “We will build upon the strong foundation laid by past state Attorneys General and the outstanding work being done by the lawyers and staff in the office.”

The Ferguson transition committee will include the following community leaders:

· Co-chair Bobbe Bridge, Washington State Supreme Court Justice, retired

· Co-chair Dan Satterberg, King County Prosecuting Attorney

· Adam Kick, Skamania County Prosecuting Attorney

· Andy Miller, Benton County Prosecuting Attorney

· Andy Sachs, Attorney, Immediate Past President of QLaw

· Bill Sherman, Chair, Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission; former King County Deputy Prosecutor; environmental advocate

· Brian Cladoosby, Chairman, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

· Brian Moran, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General

· Candace Inagi, Seattle Mayor’s Office, Vice-President, Asian Pacific Americans for Civic Engagement

· David Horn, Assistant Regional Director, Federal Trade Commission, and former Assistant Attorney General

· David Keenan, Attorney, Orrick, former senior special agent with the Department of Homeland Security

· David Perez, Attorney, Perkins Coie; Board Member, Latin/o Bar Association of Washington; Board Member, King County Conservation Voters

· George Allen, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Seattle Chamber of Commerce

· Gerry Johnson, founding Partner, Pacifica Law Firm; past President, Forterra

· Jeremie Dufault, Attorney, Judge Advocate Captain, U.S. Army Reserves, recently returned from a deployment in Afghanistan

· John Lovick, Snohomish County Sheriff

· Jorge Baron, Executive Director, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

· Lauren Adler, Attorney

· Lisa Daugaard, Deputy Director, the Defender Association

· Mamie Marcuss, Chief of Staff to Attorney General-elect Ferguson

· Michael Pellicciotti, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, King County Prosecutor’s Office

· Michele Radosevich, President of the Washington State Bar Association

· M. Lorena Gonzalez, Attorney, Schroeter Goldmark & Bender

· Richard Mitchell, Attorney, former General Counsel for Governor Gregoire

· Rick Jensen, Government Affairs, Washington State Patrol Troopers Association

· Rory O’Sullivan, Attorney, King County Bar Association

· Sumeer Singla, Attorney, Seattle City Attorney’s Office

· Teresa Mosqueda, Legislative and Policy Director, Washington State Labor Council

· Travis Alley, Attorney, King County Council

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