Odessa, Missouri , United States
Aug 08, 2012 09:23pm
|Info||Holmes Osborne, candidate for state representative, was born and raised in Bates City, Missouri. He is married to Jennifer Osborne, and the two have a daughter, Adelaide. All sides of Holmes’ family have been in Lafayette County since the early 1800s. He and his wife, Jennifer, are members of the First United Methodist Church in Odessa. Holmes graduated from Odessa High School and has a degree in finance from Syracuse University. |
Holmes is a small business owner in Odessa and is a member of the National Federation of Independent Business. He is currently the principal of Osborne Global Investors, a firm that manages money and works in the stock market. Holmes holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has spoken to hundreds of groups on the topic of the economy and stock market. Holmes is currently the only candidate in the state of Missouri that is a financial analyst. This designation will help Holmes with maintaining Missouri’s AAA bond rating.
Holmes’ family has long been involved in agriculture and still farms row crop and raises livestock. Formerly Holmes’ family owned Anson John Deere in Higginsville for over 100 years. With high corn and soybean prices in Missouri, a Representative with a history in Agriculture is important. Holmes’ knowledge of Agriculture would be a vital asset in Jefferson City when trying to protect the interests of local farmers.
Holmes sits on the Planning and Zoning Board for the City of Odessa and is Vice President of the board for senior housing in Odessa. Holmes is also a member of the CASA Board as well as the Chambers of Commerce in Odessa, Higginsville, and Lexington. Some of Holmes’ accomplishments include: leading an effort to raise $2,200 to name a portion of I-70 after Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Joe Specker, successfully proposing a new disaster shelter for the City of Odessa, working with the Department of Natural Resources to make I-70 Mobile Home Park in Bates City safer for residents, organizing an electronic waste event for Lafayette County, inviting a transportation engineer to discuss the feasibility of a commuter rail from Kansas City to Lafayette County, and inviting the head of the Missouri Veterans’ Home on behalf of the American Legion to discuss state funding for the Veterans’ Home in Warrensburg.
“Having grown up in this area, and now raising my own family here, I have come to love and appreciate this area. This makes it all the more important to me that we have someone in Jefferson City who knows this area and knows what issues are the most important to the people here in the 53rd district.”