Amtrak Must Be Accountable

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From The Suburban Times, July 12, 2018 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 avoided altogether. After … Read More

Fighting Dangerous Release of Accused Killer

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From the Suburban Times, Sept. 8 2017 In the letter, O’Ban questions whether the state has employed sufficient safeguards, followed public safety review procedures, complied with victim notification requirements, or adhered to the legally appropriate placement settings for any potential release of Mr. Butterfield. In a letter to Governor Inslee sent today, Senator Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, calls on the governor to … Read More

Protecting Kids from Toxic Products!

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Sen. O’Ban got this letter of thanks this year from the Washington Toxics Coalition for his support of a ban on harmful chemicals in children’s products and home furniture. “Your leadership,” reads the letter, “and commitment to the Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act (ESHB 2545) put Washington state as the national leader in protecting children (and all of us) from … Read More

O’Ban’s Veteran Tax Credit Launches

Chad MinnickNews, Results

If you are a veteran who has been unemployed for at least 30 days, help is on the way! Employers could be making you offers. Oct. 1, 2016, a new program launched, sponsored by Senator Steve O’Ban, JBLM’s Senator. Veterans, download a letter to prospective employers and take it with you to your interview, or submit it with your application! Read more … Read More

Endorsed by The News Tribune!

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Today The News Tribune endorsed Senator O’Ban over his opponent. The TNT understands Senator O’Ban to be the most qualified and best fit for the 28th district, and had something to say about it: “While opponents brand him a mouthpiece for the far-right social agenda, we see him as one of the Legislature’s keen minds, a cool-headed constitutional lawyer and … Read More

Fixing traffic at JBLM

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We’ve been sitting in traffic for years and Olympia has done nothing about it. In just his first term, Steve O’Ban fought for and won full funding for congestion relief along the JBLM/I-5 corridor. This project was also crucial to keeping the base off the military’s closure list, protecting those jobs. The Mayor and Council members from the City of … Read More

Small business owners endorses O’Ban

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We are proud to announce the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the “voice of small business.” The NFIB based their endorsement on Senator O’Ban’s voting record in support of small business owners, who account for the majority of all new jobs in our economy. In 2014, Senator O’Ban won the NFIB’s Guardian of Small Business Award for … Read More

Make sure your ballot counts!

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Lost your ballot and need a provisional ballot?  Prefer to drop off your ballot rather than trust a stamp and the USPS? Too late to mail your ballot in time for the August 2 election? Check out our /MyBallot page for information about your voting questions and even a Google map of Drop Box locations near you where you can … Read More

O’Ban column published in national news magazine

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Posted below, from Steve O’Ban’s guest piece in the Weekly Standard. In 2002 the Washington State Department of Corrections made a software programming error that wasn’t caught for a decade. Over this period, the error allowed thousands of prisoners to be released before their sentences were completed. In December 2012, the father of a stabbing victim learned his son’s assailant … Read More

This is what heroes look like

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Please read this story. This is what heroes look like. I’ve had the chance to meet three medal of honor recipients after we recognized them on the Senate floor. This is what they all say about the men and women who were just as heroic, and some never came home. From Clint Romesha, MOH recipient, and author of the best … Read More