Osmond Resigns after 11 years in Illinois House
Rep. JoAnn Osmond, a Republican from Antioch (AN'-tee-ahk), submitted her resignation on Friday afternoon. It is effective July 1.
The 68-year-old Osmond was appointed in December 2002 to replace her late husband, Tim, who died of a heart attack at age 53. She said last summer she would not seek another term this fall.
Osmond is a popular and respected legislator. She is the ranking Republican on the House Human Services Committee and serves on the Public Safety Appropriations Committee, among other assignments.
The race to replace Osmond features business manager and certified public accountant Sheri Jesiel - a Republican - and Democrat Loren Karner. Both live in Winthrop Harbor.
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