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

Chad MinnickNews

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

Chad MinnickNews

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

First fundraiser for 2020 campaign!

Chad MinnickComing Events, News

Friends and Supporters, The first fundraiser of my 2020 Re-Elect campaign is June 18, beginning at 5:30pm. Please see the invitation below for more information.  Laurie and I would be grateful for your support. Hope to see you then. Warm regards,Steve

Amtrak Must Be Accountable

Chad MinnickNews

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

Chad MinnickNews, Results

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