State Rep. Leslie Osborn addresses USAO commencement Dec. 10
As an agriculturist, a small business owner and a mother, State Rep. Leslie Osborn has led a life filled with challenges that she met head on and overcame. On Dec. 10, Osborn is scheduled to deliver the commencement address to the Fall 2010 class of graduating seniors at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and impart some of the wisdom from experience that got her where she is today.
Osborn will address 79 graduating seniors and their families at 8 p.m. in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium. Admission is free but tickets are required.
Tickets are available to graduates in advance and remaining tickets will be available to the public at the door. For everyone else, overflow seating will be provided in the Davis Hall Amphitheatre as needed. The ceremony also will be televised live on USAO Channel 18.
Osborn graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in business administration in 1986. She and her husband Tim settled in Tuttle shortly thereafter and have farmed in the area ever since.
They have been married for 25 years and have two children, Will and Katie.
In 1990, she began her own business, Osborn Pickup Accessories, that continues to thrive today.
Osborn served for 8 years on the Grady County Farm Service Agency committee and is also a member of the Canadian Valley Technology Center Foundation.
Osborn furthered her commitment to public service in 2008 when she won the election for the state representative’s seat in District 47, succeeding Rep. Susan Winchester. She was re-elected this year.
District 47 encompasses parts of Mustang, Chickasha, Tuttle, Amber, and Pocasset.
During her time in the state legislature, Osborn has served as vice-chair of the appropriations sub-committee on agriculture and natural resources. She is also a deputy majority whip under Rep. Mike Jackson.