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Osterman, Lynne

House 2003-2004 (District 45A)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Hennepin


Date of Birth: 12/12/1962
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Gender: Female
Reported Minority: None Reported
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City of Residence (when first elected): New Hope
Occupation (when first elected): Communications/Project Manager


St. Cloud State University; B.S.; Speech Communications/Mass Communications


State Agency: Minnesota Department of Education (Office of Lifework Development, Project Manager); [Dates Unknown]


Spouse: Ron
Children: Two children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


She ran unsuccessfully as the Republican party endorsed candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 2000 election. Her opponent, Mark Thompson, defeated her by 67 votes so an automatic recount occurred. The recount confirmed that Mark Thompson had won by 65 votes.

She ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1998 and the 2000 elections.

Total Days Served: 728


83rd Legislative Session (2003-2004)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 45A
Elected: 11/5/2002
Residence: New Hope
Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/3/2005
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Communications/Project Manager
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2003 1st Sp.S. - Author
  • Commerce, Jobs, and Economic Development Minutes
  • Jobs and Economic Development Finance Minutes
  • Regulated Industries Minutes
Ran in next election? Yes. Defeated in general election
Articles & Books About
Bryant, Miranda. "At the Plate: Stadium Issue Got Her Involved, but Transportation is Now a Key Issue for New Representative Osterman." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, February 7, 2003, p. 19.

District Files

District File - 2003 District 45A
District File - 2004 District 45A
These files are available in the Legislative Reference Library.

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