ABOUT JOANNE

Joanne Osborne is a fourth generation Arizonan and proud to be part of the First Families of Arizona. Joanne’s deep roots in Arizona have led to a strong passion for solving Arizona issues and ensuring younger generations inherit a state with a bright future. By working in both the public and private sector, Joanne understands how a pro-business environment, fiscal responsibility, high-quality education system and water security lead to a high quality of life in the desert.

Joanne Osborne served on the Goodyear City Council for 10 years and was elected by her colleagues as the City of Goodyear’s Vice Mayor from June 2011 until June 2013. Prior to running for Goodyear City Council, Joanne served for six years as a member of the Goodyear Planning & Zoning Commission.

A graduate of the Southwest Valley Citizen Academy and Flinn Brown Civic Leadership Academy, Joanne also was a member of the first graduating class of Goodyear's Police Citizen Academy. In July of 2013, she attended and graduated from Harvard University’s “Senior Executives in State and Local Government” program. Joanne was the recipient of Leadership West’s “Outstanding Business Leader of the Year” award in 2016.

Joanne has demonstrated a deep commitment to Arizona’s youth by mentoring teens and headed the YMCA’s Teen Action Council for many years. Under her leadership, this program was recognized by Westmarc at the Best of the West Awards under the “Leadership of an Organization” category in 2009. She was also the past Vice President of the Homeless Youth Connection Board of Directors. Her efforts continue as she spearheads the Goodyear’s annual education summit, “Building Blocks to Great Schools” and an elementary level reading competition, known as the “City of Goodyear Reading Challenge”, promoting the importance of reading in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Regionally, Joanne serves on the Arizona Municipality Water Users Association (AMWUA) Board of Directors and the Abrazo West Hospital Campus Governing Board. Nationally, Joanne sits on the National League of Cities’ Finance, Administration, and Intergovernmental Relations committee.

As owners of Osborne Jewelers since 1990, Joanne and her husband, Ken, have been active participants in the Goodyear business community and the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce. Joanne served as the Chairman of the Chamber's Marketing Committee in 2003 and 2004 and was named the "Outstanding Chamber Member of the Year" in 2003. Joanne and her husband have four children.

ENDORSEMENTS

GEORGIA LORD

Mayor of Goodyear

"Serving along-side of Joanne Osborne for eleven years has been a pleasure and resulted in a productive team serving Goodyear residents. Joanne understands the needs of small business owners and is not afraid to make tough decisions when it is the right thing to do. When Joanne told me she was running for the State House LD13, I could not think of a better candidate! I wholeheartedly support Joanne for the Arizona House of Representatives."
WALLY CAMPBELL

Vice Mayor of Goodyear

As Vice Mayor of Goodyear and former chairman of LD13, I know Joanne Osborne is a good choice for the Arizona House of Representatives. Serving with me on city council has provided her with a fundamental understanding of state and regional issues. Her experience and conservative values make her an ideal choice for our representative in LD13.”
TOM SCHOAF

Mayor of Litchfield Park

“As Mayor of Litchfield Park, Joanne Osborne and I have worked closely together for a number of years. Even though we come from two different cities, it’s our responsibility to ensure the vitality of the region to come. Joanne’s ability to work well with others to ensure future success is the reason why I support Osborne for State House LD13.
PAUL FAITH

Vice Mayor of Litchfield Park

“Joanne Osborne has always been a champion for education and small businesses. Many of the programs and initiatives she implemented in the City of Goodyear are things which would benefit the whole state of Arizona. Joanne would make a great legislator and I’m proud to endorse her for State House in LD13.”
KENN WEISE

Mayor of Avondale

“Councilwoman Osborne understands how business and government can help each other achieve their goals. Business to prosper with limited government interference, and government to make sure all residents have the ability to provide for their families.”
JACKIE MECK

Mayor of Buckeye

“4 out of 4 Southwest Valley Mayors agree, Joanne Osborne is the right choice for LD13 State House! Joanne’s knowledge in the business sector and her understanding of water issues, coupled with her unparalleled championing for education, makes Joanne the correct choice for the State House! I’m excited to see what success Joanne Osborne is able to bring to the LD13.”
ERIC ORSBORN

Vice Mayor of Buckeye

“Joanne Osborne is the correct choice for LD13’s State House. She understands the importance the State government plays in the role for Cities and Towns. She knows what small businesses need to thrive, and she sees what education needs to succeed. Joanne Osborne is my choice for the LD13 State House.”
LAUREN TOLMACHOFF

Glendale Council Member

“Joanne is a collaborative leader and understands that regional leadership is needed in the rapidly growing west valley. I know Joanne to be a woman of high ethics and integrity and could not be more honored to endorse her for Arizona State Representative LD13.”
SKIP HALL

Surprise City Council

"Having served on Surprise City Council for the last ten years, I had several opportunities to work with Joanne Osborne in her capacity as a Goodyear City Councilmember, as well as her various leadership roles with different regional and local agencies and organizations. We share passion on several issues including youth initiatives, education, water conservation and supply, and stronger economic development opportunities as well as authentic public service. Joanne understands government on all levels and the need to work together to create a prosperous future for our cities and Arizona. I enthusiastically endorse Joanne to represent District 13."

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