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.

The CARE Act helps require them to get the help they need

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The CARE Act is a bill (SB 6109) sponsored by Senator Steve O’Ban to help those who are incapable of caring for themselves…and are usually homeless or in jail as a result…because of a mental health or substance abuse disorder. The CARE Act would create a pilot program for King, Pierce and Snohomish counties and will allow for the appointment … Read More

Community Leaders Endorse O’Ban

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As Senator Steve O’Ban gears up for re-election in 2020, we would love your endorsement and support! Click here to add YOUR name as a supporter. We are pleased to announce the following community leaders have endorsed his re-election campaign: Helen McGovern-Pilant, Chief Executive Officer of McGovern-Pilant, and former City of Lakewood Councilwoman and Executive Director of Emergency Food Network … Read More

O’Ban co-sponsors bill to backfill transportation funds cut by $30 car tabs

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Voters have made it clear they want $30 car tabs, especially here in the 28th District. They have also made it clear they want investment in transportation and traffic reduction. So Senator Steve O’Ban is working to give voters both. Without increasing taxes. Sen. Steve O’Ban is co-sponsoring a bill that would create a long-term solution to transportation funding after … Read More

O’Ban tells Attorney General Ferguson he must recuse himself on $30 car tabs

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Senator Steve O’Ban sent a letter to Attorney General Bob Ferguson, asking him to recuse himself and hire independent legal counsel to defend the $30 car tabs initiative passed overwhelmingly by 28th District voters. Below is his letter. (See original here) FULL TEXT OF LETTER BELOW November 11, 2019 Robert W. Ferguson Attorney General 1125 Washington Street SE Olympia, WA … 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