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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 253–302-9582. Please, no texts.

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)

Latest News

State forecasts $1.5 billion extra in revenue growth — Where’s the tax relief?
State forecasts $1.5 billion extra in revenue growth — Where’s the tax relief?
Thanks to a hot economy, the state’s revenue surplus continues to grow: the February revenue forecast combined with previous quarterly forecasts indicate $1.5 billion additional tax revenues. If ever there was a time to give taxpayers relief, this is the year. But, remarkably, the Legislature, on a straight party-line vote, raised taxes this...
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Democrats block O’Ban’s effort to bring nursing-facility bill to Senate vote
Democrats block O’Ban’s effort to bring nursing-facility bill to Senate vote
OLYMPIA… Instead of accepting a last-minute request by Sen. Steve O’Ban to vote on a bill that could slow a wave of skilled nursing facility closures, majority Democrats used the final minutes before the Senate’s “floor cutoff” Wednesday afternoon to consider restoring voting rights to felons who have yet to...
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O’Ban tries to resurrect bill that would codify voter-approved I-976
O’Ban tries to resurrect bill that would codify voter-approved I-976
In the final hours of debate before the Senate’s “floor cutoff” this afternoon, Sen. Steve O’Ban tried to resurrect his proposal to put November’s voter-approved Initiative 976 into state law. O’Ban, R-Pierce County, called for the rarely used “ninth order,” a floor procedure to bring his I-976 proposal, Senate Bill...
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Senate passes O’Ban resolution celebrating Washington’s Chinese Americans
Senate passes O’Ban resolution celebrating Washington’s Chinese Americans
The Senate today has approved a resolution sponsored by Sen. Steve O’Ban that acknowledges the vital role Chinese Americans have played in Washington for well over a century. Senate Resolution 8684 also condemns the violence and racism that generations of Washington’s Chinese Americans have faced, including an 1885 incident in...
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