Leslie Osborn

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Leslie Osborn
Leslie Osborn.jpg
Oklahoma State Representative
In office
2008 – Current
Preceded by Susan Winchester
Constituency 47th House District
Personal details
Born (1963-10-17) 17 October 1963 (age 53)
Salina, Kansas
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence Mustang, Oklahoma
Alma mater Oklahoma State University
Occupation State Representative
Religion Christian

Leslie Osborn born October 17, 1963) is a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Osborn currently serves in the Oklahoma House of Representatives as chair of the Natural Resources Appropriations Committee.

Elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2008,[1] she will be term-limited out of office in 2020.

Early life and career[edit]

Leslie was born in Salina, Kansas. She graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1986[2] and owned her own business for 22 years, Osborn Pick-Up Accessories. She is the mother of two children.

Political career[edit]

Leslie won the November 2008 general election with twice as many votes as her Democratic opponent, Harold Jackson, for an open seat to represent District 47 of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.[3]

Leslie was a strong advocate against State Question 744, which would have forced Oklahoma lawmakers to fund education at the expense of other state government services. She was the author of State Question 754, which would have counteracted State Question 744 if both questions were approved by voters. Oklahomans voted no on State Question 744.[4]

The state lawmaker was appointed by T.W. Shannon to chair the Judiciary Committee in 2013.

In 2013, she authored legislation to eliminate the Oklahoma franchise tax and was the author of the sweeping workers’ compensation reform bill in the House.

As of December 2014, she will serve as chair of the budget subcommittee on Natural Resources & Regulatory Services.[5]


House District 47 includes the towns of Mustang, Oklahoma and Tuttle, Oklahoma and parts of Canadian County, Oklahoma and Grady County, Oklahoma.[6]


  1. ^ Oklahoma State Election Board (accessed April 4, 2013).
  2. ^ Oklahoma House of Representatives Archived 2013-06-22 at the Wayback Machine. (accessed April 4, 2013)
  3. ^ Election Results, Oklahoma State Election Board (access April 4, 2013).
  4. ^ Rollan, Megan. Oklahoma election heated battle for state question 744 ends in defeat, NewsOk.com, November 2, 2010 (accessed April 1, 2013).
  5. ^ Appropriations and Budget Subcommittee on Natural Resources & Regulatory Services, Oklahoma House of Representatives Archived 2013-06-22 at the Wayback Machine.. (accessed December 15, 2014)
  6. ^ House Districts, Congressional and Other Maps Archived 2009-05-07 at the Wayback Machine., Oklahoma House of Representatives Archived 2013-06-22 at the Wayback Machine.. (access April 4, 2013).