A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 28 in the 2010 Washington General Election
Elected Experience: Not a politician; the people’s advocate, giving a voice to those he represents.
Other Professional Experience: Constitutional law attorney, representing small businesses, workers, humanitarian groups, and nonprofits before the Washington and US Supreme Courts; Adjunct professor of law, Northwest University; Small business owner
Education: University of Washington; Seattle University School of Law
Community Service: Volunteer and board member of organization serving the poorest of the poor on the Yakima Indian Reservation; School Board, Covenant High School; Steve and his wife, Laurie, live near Titlow Beach where they raised their sons, Thomas, a recent college graduate, and Landan, a West Point cadet.
Statement: In his years before the courts, Steve O'Ban learned the difference between a good advocate and a poor one. When taxes and spending threaten economic recovery, Steve will not be silent. He will be our advocate for fiscal discipline and small business job creation. We can't elect the same leaders year after year and expect different results. An attorney who daily advocates for justice, Steve will focus on incarcerating the small percentage of career criminals who commit violent crimes.
"With your vote I'll be the people's advocate, not an advocate for bigger government and job-killing tax increases." Steve O'Ban