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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: Parties responsible for Amtrak 501 derailment need to be held accountable
O’Ban: Parties responsible for Amtrak 501 derailment need to be held accountable
Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, issued the following statement in response to the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) two-day investigative hearing into rail safety and the Dec. 18, 2017, derailment of Amtrak 501 that occurred near DuPont, Wash. “The saddest part about this tragedy is that it could have been...
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O’Ban: First Amendment rights of public employees upheld
O’Ban: First Amendment rights of public employees upheld
Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today in  Janus v. AFSCME that requiring nonmembers of public-sector unions to pay fees or face termination violates the First Amendment. “In addition to a upholding the First Amendment rights of public employees, the Supreme...
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O’Ban: Mental health needs to be Legislature’s top priority
O’Ban: Mental health needs to be Legislature’s top priority
Today the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced it will decertify Western State Hospital, the state’s largest psychiatric hospital, from a federal program after a failed two-year attempt by Gov. Jay Inslee’s administration to bring the hospital back in line with federal requirements. Sen. Steve O’Ban, Republican leader...
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Despite welcome repeal of Seattle’s ‘head tax,’ Senate Republicans will continue fight on behalf of working families
Despite welcome repeal of Seattle’s ‘head tax,’ Senate Republicans will continue fight on behalf of working families
Today the Seattle City Council repealed the “head tax” it unanimously enacted less than a month ago despite widespread and deafening opposition. Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, and Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, responded to the repeal by reinforcing their determination to continue with legislation that would clearly make...
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