|Washington State Senate, District 28|
|June 5, 2013 - present|
|January 8, 2019|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 28a|
|January 14, 2013 - June 5, 2013|
Prior to his appointment, he was a member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, O'Ban served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Human Services, Mental Health & Housing, Chair|
|• Law & Justice, Vice-Chair|
|• Ways & Means|
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, O'Ban served on the following House committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Business and Financial Services|
O'Ban's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Help Small Businesses Create Jobs
- Excerpt: "Our state government must lighten the regulatory and tax burdens on small businesses to help them create jobs and get our neighbors and friends back to work. I have been a small business owner for 17 years and help small businesses solve their legal problems and protect all that they have worked and sacrificed for."
Support Great Teachers and Innovative Learning
- Excerpt: "We need to support great teachers and pay them well. I also am representing parents seeking to restore deep cuts to their children’s innovative public school programs."
Support the Men and Women Serving Us in the Military
- Excerpt: "I will do everything in my power to support our brave warriors and their families."
Keep Our Communities Safe
- Excerpt: "I will do everything in my power to support our local police officers and enact tougher laws that they need to keep our neighborhoods safe."
Ease the Chokepoints on our Roads
- Excerpt: "Our roads are vital arteries of commerce. Unless we fix the major chokepoints on your highways, for example the stretch of I-5 along Joint Base Lewis and McCord, we jeopardize our economic welfare. I will work to devote more transportation dollars to increasing mobility on our roads."
- See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for 25 districts in the Washington State Senate took place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Tami Green (D) and incumbent Steve O'Ban (R) were unopposed in the primary. Green was defeated by O'Ban in the general election.
|Washington State Senate, District 28 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Steve O'Ban Incumbent||54.5%||20,945|
O'Ban won election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 28a. O'Ban advanced past the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated Eric Choiniere (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 28a, General Election, 2012|
|Washington State House of Representatives, District 28a Blanket Primary, 2012|
Steve O'Ban ran for the Washington House of Representatives District 28. He ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010, primary. He was defeated by Democrat Troy Kelley in the November 2, 2010 general election.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 28a Primary (2010)|
|Troy Kelley (D)||12,056||50.26%|
|Steve O'Ban (R)||11,932||49.74%|
Comprehensive donor information for O'Ban is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, O'Ban raised a total of $336,074 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.
|Steve O'Ban's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 28||$189,500|
|2010||Washington State House, District 28||$146,574|
|Grand Total Raised||$336,074|
2012O'Ban won election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, O'Ban raised a total of $189,500.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Steve O'Ban's campaign in 2012|
|Washington State Republican Party||$34,075|
|House Republican Organizational Cmte Of Washington||$25,950|
|Farmers Insurance Group||$1,800|
|Premera Blue Cross||$1,800|
|National Rifle Association||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$189,500|
|Source: Follow the Money|
2010O'Ban lost the election for the Washington House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, O'Ban raised a total of $146,574.
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Steve O'Ban's campaign in 2010|
|House Republican Organizational Cmte Of Washington||$37,097|
|Washington State Republican Party||$13,635|
|28th District Republican Club||$7,400|
|OBan, Joanne C||$1,630|
|Brink Land LLC||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$146,574|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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Missed Votes Report
In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session. The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes. O'Ban missed 1 vote in a total of 1078 roll calls.
O'Ban and his wife, Laurie, have two children.
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- Office website
- Senate page
- Profile from Open States
- Profile by Vote-USA
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Facebook page
- O'Ban's swearing-in to the senate, June 5, 2013
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- The Associated Press, "Steve O'Ban sworn as Washington state senator," June 5, 2013
- Washington Secretary of State, "Steve O’Ban sworn in as 28th District senator," June 5, 2013
- Washington Secretary of State, "2014 Candidates Who Have Filed," accessed May 20, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "August 5, 2014 Primary Results," accessed August 5, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "Official general election results, 2014," accessed December 2, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed April 10, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "Previous Elections," accessed June 17, 2014
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Contribution Limits," accessed April 10, 2014
- Follow the Money, "OBan, Steve," accessed September 25, 2013
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 23, 2014
- Washington Policy Center "2014 Missed Votes Report for Legislators Released," March 18, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 14, 2014
Mike Carrell (R)
|Washington State Senate District 28
| Succeeded by|
Troy Kelley (D)
|Washington House of Representatives District 28
January 14, 2013–June 5, 2013
| Succeeded by|
Dick Muri (R)