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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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Mass shootings task force holds its first meeting Friday Mass shootings task force holds its first meeting Friday
The mass shootings task force, funded in the 2018 supplemental operating budget, held its first meeting Friday in Lacey. The task force, requested by Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, looks to develop strategies for identifying and intervening against potential perpetrators of mass shootings, educate the public about the availability of...
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2018 Legislative Session Review
2018 Legislative Session Review
Breaking! Federal authorities shut down sex trafficking website I sponsored legislation during the 2018 legislative session to hold Backpage.com legally responsible for its role in developing content and hosting advertisements it helped create featuring children for commercial sex purposes on their website. Last Friday the U.S. Justice Department disabled Backpage.com. This week a grand jury in...
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Traffic relief is on the way!
Traffic relief is on the way!
Traffic Relief! In 2015, I obtained state funding to expand lanes along the congested I-5/JBLM corridor in our 28th Legislative District. The state Department of Transportation will provide an update of this important project at an open house on April 11, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Pioneer Middle School, 1750 Bob’s Hollow...
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O’Ban bill aimed to improve behavioral health care signed by governor
O’Ban bill aimed to improve behavioral health care signed by governor
On Tuesday Governor Inslee signed a measure sponsored by Sen. O’Ban that seeks to improve behavioral health care in Washington state. SB 6491 would simplify and reduce eligibility criteria for assisted outpatient mental health treatment to make it more accessible and broaden the scope to include substance use disorder treatment....
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