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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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Improving Women’s health: Creating a new Maternal Mortality Review Commission
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Improving Women’s health: Creating a new Maternal Mortality Review Commission
Pregnancy-related deaths have been on the rise over the past 30 years from a rate of 7.2 per 100,000 live births in 1987 to 15.9 in 2012. It’s entirely unacceptable for us to be going backwards on saving the lives of mothers. Legislation I sponsored will create a Maternal Mortality...
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Boosting Employment for Veterans: Spread the word!
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Boosting Employment for Veterans: Spread the word!
Starting October 1st, it’ll be easier than ever to hire a veteran! Washington is home to 340,000 working-age veterans. Unfortunately, we have a higher veteran unemployment rate than the rest of the nation.  That’s why I prime sponsored legislation that created the first-ever, statewide tax credit for employers that hire...
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Exciting progress on basic education funding
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Exciting progress on basic education funding
Big changes in basic education funding We’ve reversed the long-term trend that was reducing the priority of education funding. In the past, most revenue increases went toward general government expenses, now two-thirds of new revenue growth has been allocated to education.  By doing so we have boosted K-12 spending to...
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Funding our mental health system
The Senate Law & Justice Committee holds a public hearing February 5, 2014.
Funding our mental health system
We’ve increased funding for the state mental health system by 23 percent since the 2013-15 biennium. This includes more than $57 million to help reduce single bed certifications, $49.6 million for increased community evaluation and treatment beds and $7.6 million for a 30 bed civil commitment ward at Western State...
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