Joanne Osborne

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
Arizona House of Representatives
Political Affiliation:
Retail Business Owner - 30 years
AA Phoenix College, I have a belief in continuing education - many colleges, Harvard Executive Education Program, and Leadership Organization training
Married, 4 Children, 4 Grandchildren
I am a Servant Leader. I have had the honor of representing my city, as a City Council Member, my District, as a Legislator, and as a community leader, multiple board and commissions. We, as a people, have gone through a historic time with our Pandemic. This invisible menace has caused tremendous impacts to our people, communities and businesses. We always need the leaders that have integrity and wisdom, but another critical aspect is the business owner. I bring all of these qualities and experiences to the table. I am also a Conservative Woman Republican, who plays a critical role in the defense of the unborn child. I am a Leader who believes in our Faith, Family, and Fellow Man. Thank You for your time!
AZ Right to Life, AZ Nurses Association (AzNA), National Federation of Independent Business, AZ Chamber of Commerce, AZ Tech Council


Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals. O
2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. O
3. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother. S
4. Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports’ teams. O
5. Providing state funding or referrals to abortion entities that perform or refer for abortion. O
6. Reforming the Arizona tax code to enact a flat income tax rate. -* I can not give an opinion on this item with the economic turmoil our state and nation are currently having.
7. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable their children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy. S
8. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. O
9. Protecting a parent's right to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome. S
10. Requiring public schools to teach comprehensive sex education. O
11. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs. S
12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities. -* Would need to research this issue to be able to give an opinion, but as a business owner believe in the free market.J