|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
March 14, 1979 – May 5, 1992
|Preceded by||Allan Warrack|
|Succeeded by||Don MacDonald|
|Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs|
November 1982 – November 1, 1985
|Preceded by||Julian Koziak|
|Succeeded by||Al Adair|
|Minister of Social Services and Community Health|
November 1, 1985 – May 1986
|Preceded by||Neil Webber|
|Minister of Social Services|
May 1986 – March 1989
|Succeeded by||John Oldring|
|Born||June 23, 1936|
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
Constance Elaine "Connie" Osterman (born June 23, 1936) is a former politician from Alberta, Canada. She served in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1979 to 1992 as a member of the Progressive Conservative caucus in government. She served as a cabinet minister in the governments of Premier Peter Lougheed and Don Getty from 1982 to 1989.
Osterman first ran for a seat to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in the 1979 general election, as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the electoral district of Three Hills; she defeated three other candidates by a large margin.
In the 1982 Alberta general election Osterman won nearly quadruple the votes of her two opponents to hold her seat. She was then appointed Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs by Premier Peter Lougheed. Osterman was only the fifth woman in Alberta political history to be appointed to the provincial cabinet.
When Don Getty became Premier in 1985, he appointed Osterman Minister of Social Services and Community Health. In the 1986 general election Osterman won a straight fight against NDP candidate Vernal Poole with a huge majority.
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