Aaron Osmond

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Aaron Osmond is a Republican member of the Utah Senate for the 10th district.[1][2]

Early Life, Education, and Career[edit]

Aaron Osmond was born and raised in Provo, Utah.[1] He served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rome, Italy.[1] He received a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.[1][3]

While taking his degree, he also worked for WordPerfect and Novell for twelve years.[1] In 2003 he joined Microsoft, where he managed a $200 million educational product line.[1][3] In 2006, he started investing in real estate.[1] During that time he served as the CEO of Real Estate Investor Education, LLC for 5 years. In April 2012, he assumed responsibility as VP of North America for Certiport, an IT Education Testing Company.[1][3]

Aaron and his wife Nancy are the parents of 5 children. [4] Nancy is a Pediatric Registered Nurse by profession. [4] Their family has lived in South Jordan since 2006. [4]Aaron Osmond is the nephew of Donny and Marie Osmond. His father Virl Osmond is one of the nine children of George and Olive Osmond but did not perform in the The Osmonds family band.[3]

Political Career[edit]

In 2011, Osmond was elected as state senator for the 10th district, formerly represented by Chris Buttars.[1][3][5] In 2013, he attracted national attention when he called for an end to compulsory education.[6] [7] Senator Osmond has been affiliated with South Jordan Chamber of Commerce as the Vice Chair and the Provo City Planning Commission/Board of Adjustments. [8] In 2014, Osmond served on the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee, Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee, the Chair of the Senate Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee, and the Senate Education Committee. [8]

2014 Sponsored Legislation[edit]

Bill NumberBill TitleBill Status
S.B. 31State Agency Reporting AmendmentsGovernor Signed 4/1/2014
S.B. 39Substitute Home School AmendmentsGovernor Signed 4/1/2014
S.B. 42Early Childhood EducationSenate/filed 3/13/2014
S.B. 101Public Education Human Resource Management AmendmentsGovernor Signed 3/31/2014
S.B. 103Substitute Local Control of Classroom Time RequirementsGovernor Signed 4/1/2014
S.B. 104Improvement of Reading InstructionGovernor Signed 4/1/2014
S.B. 109 S 002Radon Awareness CampaignGovernor Signed 3/28/2014
S.B. 104Improvement of Reading InstructionGovernor Signed 4/1/2013
S.B. 109 S002Radon Awareness CampaignGovernor Signed 3/28/2014
S.B. 110Substitute Guardianship Forms for Parents of Disabled Adult ChildGovernor Signed 3/28/2014
S.B. 111 S 003Education Funding EqualizationSenate/filed 3/13/2014
S.B. 122 S002Parental Rights in Public EducationGovernor Signed 4/1/2014
S.B. 131Substitute Student Leadership GrantGovernor Signed 4/1/2014
S.B. 149Substitute Drowsy Driving AmendmentsGovernor Signed 3/27/2014
S.B. 215Public School Comprehensive Emergency Response Plan AmendmentsGovernor Signed 3/29/2014
S.B. 236Higher Education Admission AmendmentsSenate/filed 3/13/2014
S.B. 244Substitute Modifications to Property TaxGovernor Signed 3/31/2014
S.C.R. 1Concurrent Resolution Recognizing the 60th Anniversary of the Inclusion of Under God in the Pledge of AllegianceGovernor Signed 3/3/2014
S.J.R. 2Joint Resolution on Legislative PowerSenate/filed 3/13/2014

Senator Osmond also Floor Sponsored the following bills:

[9]

Pivotal Bills/ In the News[edit]

In 2013, Osmond attracted attention when he called for an end to compulsory education. [6] Osmond wrote "some parents act as if the responsibility to educate, and even care for their child, is primarily the responsibility of the public school system. As a result, our teachers and schools have been forced to become surrogate parents, expected to do everything from behavioral counseling, to providing adequate nutrition, to teaching sex education, as well as ensuring full college and career readiness." [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Official website biography
  2. ^ Utah Senate webpage
  3. ^ a b c d e Drake, Katie (May 17, 2011). "Buttars' replacement hopes to be a force on Capitol Hill". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Aaron Osmond State Senate". Salt Lake City, Utah. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ Amanda Verzello, 'Aaron Osmond wins Buttars' Senate seat', in Deseret News, March 31, 2011 [1]
  6. ^ a b c Wood, Benjamin. "Utah lawmaker calls for end of compulsory education" Deseret News July 16, 2013
  7. ^ Celock, John. "Aaron Osmond, Utah State Senator, Calls For End To Mandatory Education" Huffington Post July 17, 2013
  8. ^ a b "Osmond, Aaron". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Senate. Retrieved April 8, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Aaron Osmond Sponsored Legislation". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Senate. Retrieved April 8, 2014.