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Eddie Osborne

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Eddie Osborne
Council Member at-Large
Newark Municipal Council
Assumed office
July 1, 2014
Preceded byJohn Sharpe James
Personal details
Born (1963-04-07) April 7, 1963 (age 58)
Newark, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceNewark, New Jersey

Edward "Eddie" Osborne is a Council Member at-Large of the Municipal Council of Newark, New Jersey. He works as a union leader and on the Newark Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.


Osborne is a lifelong resident of Newark and a graduate of the National Labor College. He served as the business manager of Laborers Local 1153, an affiliate of the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), On August 3, 2011, Osborne was appointed as a member to the Board of Commissioners of the Newark Housing Authority. He is representative for New Jersey Building Construction Laborers District Council at a municipal, county, state and federal level and has extensive experience in urban planning relating to green construction concepts.[1]

Elected office[edit]

in 2008, Osborne ran for the then-vacant Central Ward council seat against Charles Bell. with the endorsement of then-mayor, Cory Booker.[2] Bell received 5,000 votes to Osborne's 4,221.[3]

Osborne ran for At-Large Councilmember on the Municipal Council of Newark on the slate of Ras Baraka, who carried the 2014 Newark mayoral election.[4] winning the seat with approximately 10,300 votes.[5]

See also[edit]

  • Mayors of Newark, New Jersey
  • Brick City (TV series)


  1. "Board of Commissioners". Newark Housing Authority. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  2. Mays, Jeffery C. (October 21, 2008). "Booker endorses Osborne for Newark council seat". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  3. Mays, Jeffery C. (November 4, 2008). "Charles Bell wins Newark Central Ward seat". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  4. Nix, Naomi (May 13, 2014). "Newark election 2014: Run-off races to be held in Central and West wards". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  5. Marasco, Robert P. (May 13, 2014). "Office of the City Clerk, Newark NJ - 2014 Municipal Election Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-06-30.

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