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

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“State Representative Joanne Osborne is one of the hardest working public servants in Arizona. In two short years, Joanne has demonstrated the needs of her constituents come first. She is pragmatic, diligent and tireless in pursuing positive public policy for Arizona. Unlike her opponent, Joanne is not using her position at the Capitol as a stepping stool to Congress. Her work is right here in Arizona. Please help me in supporting my dear friend and colleague, Representative Joanne Osborne in her re-election.”
RUSTY BOWERS

Arizona Speaker of the House

“As Speaker of the State House, I’ve worked closely with Representative Joanne Osborne and know she is a leader guided by principle and integrity. As we head into an economic downturn and a budget shortfall, we need lawmakers with small business experience and an advocate for our manufacturers like Joanne who will be laser focused on rebuilding the economy and creating jobs. I support Representative Osborne’s efforts for her re-election and I hope you all will join me.”

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