|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|
June 23, 1936 |
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
Constance "Connie" Elaine Osterman (born June 23, 1936) is a former provincial politician from Alberta, Canada. She served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1979 to 1992 sitting with the Progressive Conservative caucus in government. During her time in office she served as a cabinet minister in the governments of Premier Peter Lougheed and Don Getty from 1982 to 1989 managing various portfolios.
Osterman ran for a seat to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the first time in the 1979 Alberta general election. She stood as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the electoral district of Three Hills defeating three other candidates by a large vote margin to win her first term and hold the seat for her party.
Osterman ran for a second term in the 1982 Alberta general election. She won a landslide almost quadrupling the combined vote of her two opponents to win re-election. After the election Osterman was appointed by Premier Peter Lougheed to the Executive Council of Alberta to serve as the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs. Osterman was only the fifth woman in Alberta political history to be appointed to a portfolio in the provincial cabinet.
Premier Don Getty appointed Osterman as Minister of Social Services and Community Health when he took power in 1985. Osterman ran for a third term in office in the 1986 Alberta general election. She ran in a two way race against NDP candidate Vernal Poole and won a huge majority despite losing some of her popular vote from the 1982 election.
After the election Getty changed her portfolio to be Minister of Social Services. She ran for a fourth term in office in the 1989 Alberta general election defeating three other candidates to keep her seat.
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