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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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O’Ban proposes bill to combat child sex trafficking O’Ban proposes bill to combat child sex trafficking
Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, has introduced SB 6492, which aims to hold responsible Backpage.com and similar websites that are alleged to have helped develop content and host advertisements featuring children for commercial sex purposes on their websites. This bill, which is scheduled for a hearing at 10 a.m. on...
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Beginning of session update
Beginning of session update
2018 legislative session begins The 2018 legislative session began last week and in even-numbered years, the legislative session runs for 60 days. That means we have a lot of work to do in a short amount of time. Transportation, especially Sound Transit, is a key issue for the Legislature this session. Find out below...
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O’Ban proposes three Sound Transit accountability bills
O’Ban proposes three Sound Transit accountability bills
Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, has introduced three bills aimed at Sound Transit and car tab fees. These bills would establish a vehicle valuation based on the Kelley Blue Book or National Auto Dealers Association values and cut the tax by 55 percent, require Sound Transit board members to be...
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O’Ban requests hearing on Amtrak Train Derailment
O’Ban requests hearing on Amtrak Train Derailment
Inquiry would focus on the recent Amtrak derailment in south Pierce County Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, requested a hearing in the Senate Transportation Committee on the derailment of Amtrak train 501 on Dec. 18, 2017. As a member of the Transportation Committee, O’Ban hopes the committee will focus on...
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