Jessie Osborne

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Jessie Osborne
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 18
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Office manager
Jessie Osborne (b. March 1, 1943) is a former Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. She represented the Merrimack 12 District from 2002-2010. Osborne was a candidate for Merrimack 18 in 1996 and 1998.

Osborne has worked as an office manager for the University of New Hampshire Sports Network. Her professional experience also includes substitute teaching and permanent/substitute teaching.

Osborne earned her B.A. from Saint Lawrence University. She and her husband, Richard, have four children; David, Nicholas, Sandra, and Sharon.[1]

Committee assignments

While in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Osborne served on the following committees:



See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

Osborne did not seek re-election to Merrimack 12 in 2010.


See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Osborne won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives by finishing as the third-place candidate in the election for District 12 of Merrimack County, which sends four representatives to the New Hampshire House. Osborne received 3,310 votes. Other winners from District 12 were Mary Wallner (D) with 3,670 votes, Harold Rice (D) with 3,482 votes, and Rick Watrous (D) with 3,010 votes. The losing candidates in the race were John Kalb (R) with 1,924 votes, Pamela Ean (R) with 1,734 votes, Travis Ingram (R) with 1,562 votes, Garret Ean (R) with 1,462 votes, and Elizabeth Hager (write-in) with 591 votes. Additionally, 13 votes went to "others," presumably write-in candidates.[2]

Osborne raised $1,450 for her campaign in 2008. Other candidates in the District 12 race (with data available) raised the following amounts: Wallner ($550), Rice ($283), Watrous ($639), Kalb ($15,170), and P. Ean ($1,252).[3]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack District 12
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Wallner (D) 3,670
Green check mark transparent.png Harold Rice (D) 3,482
Green check mark transparent.png Jessie Osborne (D) 3,310
Green check mark transparent.png Rick Watrous (D) 3,010
John Kalb (R) 1,924
Pamela Ean (R) 1,734
Travis Ingram (R) 1,562
Garret Ean (R) 1,442
Elizabeth Hager (write-in) 591
Others 13

Campaign donors


In 2008, Osborne collected $1,450 in donations.[4] Her five largest donors were as follows:

Donor Amount
Merrimack County Democrats $500
Democratic City Committee $200
State Employees Association of New Hampshire $200
Granite State Teamsters $100
Margaret Hirshberg $100

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Political offices
Preceded by
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 18
Succeeded by