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It is one of the great privileges of my life to have the opportunity to represent the 28th Legislative District, where I was raised by a single mom. It is also where my wife, Laurie, and I raised our two sons. Serving the people of this district is how I hope to give back to the community we love so much. Please remember I work for you. My door is always open to your ideas and comments and you can call me on my cell 253-312-1688.

We will face some challenges with the state budget, but we can solve them if we work together in good faith. Good ideas are non-partisan. The best solutions for the people of Washington will often be bi-partisan. I promise to work with anyone I can to make our state better.

As your state senator, my focus will be:

  • Maintaining a strong education system that supports great teachers and promotes innovative learning;
  • Ensuring a vibrant private-sector job market to strengthen our economy;
  • Addressing our transportation system, particularly major choke points; and
  • Updating public safety laws to better protect citizens.

Having two sons in the United States Army, I will actively engage our service men and women. They and their families are sacrificing so much for us and I want to do everything I can to help them when they return from deployment and to support the families.

This Web site is full of information on the work being done on your behalf. I encourage you to call, e-mail, write or visit me to share your thoughts on ways we can keep our communities strong.

Steve O’Ban, State Senator
28th District
(R – Pierce County)

Latest News

Mental Health improvements included in final budget
Mental Health improvements included in final budget
In keeping with our commitment to protect the most vulnerable, this budget will improve the care for those with serious mental illness.  While a number of negotiated reforms were unfortunately killed at the last minute in the House, some key aspects of my legislation to reform our mental health system...
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Reforms for foster care and adoption included in budget deal
Reforms for foster care and adoption included in budget deal
I worked to ensure that our budget includes help for kids in state care and the foster parents who provide them the stable and loving environment they need.  The budget provides expanded respite care for foster parents so that they can take a break from their 24/7 responsibilities and attend...
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Solution for education funding includes property tax cuts for Pierce County Solution for education funding includes property tax cuts for Pierce County
Solution found for education funding The big challenge this year was solving the generational problem of inequity within our statewide school funding system and an overreliance on local funds for basic education.  For decades, past legislatures have reduced the percentage of state investment going to K-12 education.  Since the Republican-led...
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Budget deal signals defeat for “Big Four” taxes Budget deal signals defeat for “Big Four” taxes
The budget deal took as long as it did because the Senate refused to accept a new income tax on capital gains, a tax on energy, a business tax hike, or a new real estate excise tax.  In the end, the other party controlling the House abandoned their quest for each of...
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