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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)

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Sound Transit: No disciplinary action for any employee after email release
Sound Transit: No disciplinary action for any employee after email release
Sound Transit admitted that not a single employee was disciplined in any way after more than 170,000 emails of ORCA cardholders were improperly released by the agency.  You can hear some of my questioning on this and the exchanges below:  
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Sound Transit’s definition of “very clear”
Sound Transit’s definition of “very clear”
In the Senate investigatory meetings into Sound Transit and whether the agency mislead the legislature regarding the costs of Sound Transit 3, one of the things that came up repeatedly was that the agency produced many documents telling legislators it needed the “full $15 billion” in funding authorization for ST3. ...
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Sound Transit vs. average citizen on what “value” means
Sound Transit vs. average citizen on what “value” means
At the second Sound Transit investigatory meeting of the Senate Law and Justice Committee, I questioned Sound Transit spokesman Geoff Patrick about how Sound Transit presented the concept of an automobile’s value to voters.  I pointed out that most people assume “value” to mean the price at which one could...
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Second Sound Transit investigatory meeting
Second Sound Transit investigatory meeting
The second Sound Transit Investigatory meeting of the Senate Law and Justice Committee was held in Everett on Thursday, October 5.  In this work session, we focused on Sound Transit’s involvement in the proposition 1 ballot measure and followed up on questioning related to misleading information given to the legislature. ...
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