Commissioner of Labor
Jun 27, 2019
Leslie Osborn
Commissioner of Labor

In 2018 Leslie Osborn was elected State Labor Commissioner.  Prior to that she served ten years in the OK House of Representatives for District 47.  During her time there she was the first female to chair the Judiciary committee of the House, and in December of 2016 she was named the first Republican female chairman of the House Appropriations and Budget Committee.  During her tenure she authored landmark workers compensation reform and passed into law the first Pay for Success contract in Oklahoma, which was a public-private partnership with the Department of Corrections and the Kaiser Foundation to move women from incarceration to the Women in Recovery Program.

The Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women recognized Leslie Osborn with the 2019 Kate Barnard Award for her efforts in advocating for women.  The award was established in 1998 to honor elected or appointed public officials who have made a difference in Oklahoma.

Osborn received a B.S. in business administration from Oklahoma State University and resides in Mustang, Oklahoma. Leslie owned and operated her own business for 22 years selling heavy duty truck parts, Osborn Pick-Up Accessories, and is the mother of two children.

Osborn serves on the advisory board of SBDC, the Oklahoma Academy advisory board, and the Canadian Valley Technology Center Foundation Board.  She was in Leadership OK Class 27 and served as the state director of the national group Women in Government.