Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson


Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement today in response to a letter he recently received from Paul Lawrence, of Pacifica Law Group, regarding the charter schools law passed this year by the Legislature (SB 6194).

“As Attorney General, it is my duty to defend the laws of the state, as enacted by the duly elected representatives of the people. I will therefore direct my legal team to defend the state against any challenge to the charter schools statute.”

The Attorney General’s Office’s written response to Mr. Lawrence is available here.

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Peter Lavallee, Communications Director, (360) 586-0725; PeterL@atg.wa.gov