Sen. O’Ban authors bill to prevent future CHOP situations

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Senator Steve O’Ban (R-University Place) announced today that he is introducing legislation to prohibit the City of Seattle and other cities from withholding police, fire and rescue, and other essential services from a neighborhood or community in its jurisdiction. His legislation is intended to prevent CHAZ or CHOP from ever happening again. Click here to download this letter Click here … Read More

Senator O’Ban Files for Re-election!


Contact: Steve O’Ban253-312-1688 cell 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 … Read More

O’Ban writes letter to Inslee urging $30 car tab relief

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Senator O’Ban wrote this letter to the Governor urging him to suspend collection of the excessive car tabs above $30. With so many out of work, and a recent court decision that $30 tabs are constitutional, this seems like a no brainer. The state shouldn’t be collecting it with or without the financial devastation of COVID-19.

We need more mental health and addiction professionals


We are facing a national crisis of mental health and addiction. Here in Washington state, we feel it intensely, and we see the impacts of it on our streets with sick and addicted homeless. But finding adequate and qualified staff to provide care is a constant struggle for social services groups who work in mental health and addiction recovery is … Read More

The coming fight over a state income-tax


There is a battle brewing in Olympia. Again. After the Court of Appeal’s ruled that Seattle’s income tax was illegal, Senator Steve O’Ban warned that the Seattle-dominated majority in the legislature will push again for a state income tax. O’Ban also announced that he will pre-file a bill for the 2020 legislative session to reinforce the ban on local income … Read More

Compassion and Consequences

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Friends and neighbors, It’s not an election year but I wanted to reach out and give you an update on the work to address the homeless and addiction crisis that is ruining so many lives and resulting in unprecedented property crime and hazards to our communities. The approach to meeting head-on the challenge of the homeless crisis, requires the “three … Read More