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SENATOR STEVE O’BAN FILES FOR RE-ELECTION
Senator Steve O’Ban (R-University Place) officially filed today for re-election to the State Senate.
“One of the great honors of my life is serving the people of the 28th legislative district,” said O’Ban. “I’m especially grateful for the chance to assist and support the thousands in my district who are now out of work, and seeking state and federal assistance, during this COVID-19 crisis.”
O’Ban said the health and economic crisis our state faces will have long term impacts on health care, mental health, jobs, education, and the state budget.
“We will have some tough decisions to make in the next session,” said O’Ban. “We must protect vital services, such as mental health and addiction recovery, and the investments we have made in our K-12 education. We can’t make the mistakes of previous legislatures that cut deeply into mental health and addiction services during recessions, only to see homelessness and crime skyrocket as a result.”
Senator Steve O’Ban sponsored the first bill in the Senate to set aside funds to fight the virus. Those funds are paying for testing, nurses, and additional unemployment benefits.
“Of all the jobs I’ve had, working as the people’s Senator has been the greatest privilege,” said O’Ban. “I hope I have earned the trust of voters once again.”
O’Ban was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2012, appointed to the Senate in 2013, was elected to the Senate in 2014 and again in 2016.