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Quick Facts
Personal Details

Solomon Osborne (Democrat) is a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 32. Osborne is running in the general election on November 5, 2019, after advancing from the primary on August 6, 2019.


Osborne was first elected to the office in a special election on March 12, 2019.

Education

  • JD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1970-1973
  • Bachelor's, Political Science and Government, Tougaloo College, 1966-1970

Professional Experience

  • JD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1970-1973
  • Bachelor's, Political Science and Government, Tougaloo College, 1966-1970
  • Attorney, Osborne Law Office, 1991-2001, 2008-present
  • Adjunct Professor, Political Science/Business Law/Criminal Justice, Mississippi Valley State University, 2000-2010
  • County Judge, Leflore County, Mississippi, 2001-2008
  • Attorney, Delta Correctional Facility Authority, 1998-2001
  • Part Time Public Defender, Leflore County, Mississippi, 1998-2001
  • Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights, 1989-1990
  • Senior Attorney, North Mississippi Rural Legal Services, 1984-1990
  • Executive Director, Southwest Mississippi Legal Services, 1978-1984
  • Adjunct Professor, Tougaloo College, 1980-1982
  • Managing Attorney/Staff Attorney, North Mississippi Rural Legal Services, 1973-1978

Political Experience

  • JD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1970-1973
  • Bachelor's, Political Science and Government, Tougaloo College, 1966-1970
  • Attorney, Osborne Law Office, 1991-2001, 2008-present
  • Adjunct Professor, Political Science/Business Law/Criminal Justice, Mississippi Valley State University, 2000-2010
  • County Judge, Leflore County, Mississippi, 2001-2008
  • Attorney, Delta Correctional Facility Authority, 1998-2001
  • Part Time Public Defender, Leflore County, Mississippi, 1998-2001
  • Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights, 1989-1990
  • Senior Attorney, North Mississippi Rural Legal Services, 1984-1990
  • Executive Director, Southwest Mississippi Legal Services, 1978-1984
  • Adjunct Professor, Tougaloo College, 1980-1982
  • Managing Attorney/Staff Attorney, North Mississippi Rural Legal Services, 1973-1978
  • Representative, Mississippi State House of Representatives, District 32, 2019-present
  • Candidate, Mississippi State House of Representatives, District 32, 2019
  • Attorney, Leflore County School District, 1998-2001

Former Committees/Caucuses

Former Member, Apportionment and Elections Committee, Mississippi State House of Representatives

Former Member, Gaming Committee, Mississippi State House of Representatives

Current Legislative Committees

Member, County Affairs Committee

Member, Judiciary B Committee

Member, Judiciary En Banc Committee

Member, Municipalities Committee

Member, Public Utilities Committee

Member, Youth and Family Affairs Committee

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • JD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1970-1973
  • Bachelor's, Political Science and Government, Tougaloo College, 1966-1970
  • Attorney, Osborne Law Office, 1991-2001, 2008-present
  • Adjunct Professor, Political Science/Business Law/Criminal Justice, Mississippi Valley State University, 2000-2010
  • County Judge, Leflore County, Mississippi, 2001-2008
  • Attorney, Delta Correctional Facility Authority, 1998-2001
  • Part Time Public Defender, Leflore County, Mississippi, 1998-2001
  • Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights, 1989-1990
  • Senior Attorney, North Mississippi Rural Legal Services, 1984-1990
  • Executive Director, Southwest Mississippi Legal Services, 1978-1984
  • Adjunct Professor, Tougaloo College, 1980-1982
  • Managing Attorney/Staff Attorney, North Mississippi Rural Legal Services, 1973-1978
  • Representative, Mississippi State House of Representatives, District 32, 2019-present
  • Candidate, Mississippi State House of Representatives, District 32, 2019
  • Attorney, Leflore County School District, 1998-2001
  • Member, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, present
  • Member, American Bar Association, present
  • Member, Cypress Grove Missionary Baptist Church, present
  • Member, Greenwood Voters League, present
  • Member, Mississippi Association of Minority Attorney, present
  • Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), present
  • Member, National Bar Association, present
  • Member, National Conference of Black Lawyers, present
Elections

2019

General election
General election for Mississippi House of Representatives District 32

Incumbent Solomon Osborne, Troy Brown Sr., Thomas Howard, Thomas McMillin Howard, and Toris Williams are running in the general election for Mississippi House of Representatives District 32 on November 5, 2019.

Candidate

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Solomon Osborne (D)

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Troy Brown Sr. (Independent)

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Thomas Howard (Independent)

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Thomas McMillin Howard (Independent)

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Toris Williams (Independent)

Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for Mississippi House of Representatives District 32

Incumbent Solomon Osborne defeated Tavarris Cross Sr. in the Democratic primary for Mississippi House of Representatives District 32 on August 6, 2019.

Candidate
%
Votes

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Solomon Osborne (D)
77.8
1,676

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Tavarris Cross Sr. (D)
22.2
478

Total votes: 2,154
Republican primary election

No Republican candidates ran in the primary.

Special election

General election
Special general election for Mississippi House of Representatives District 32

Solomon Osborne defeated Troy Brown Sr. in the special general election for Mississippi House of Representatives District 32 on March 12, 2019.

Candidate
%
Votes

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Solomon Osborne (Nonpartisan)
76.3
996

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Troy Brown Sr. (Nonpartisan)
23.7
309

Total votes: 1,305