© 2021 Public Radio Tulsa
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104
(918) 631-2577

A listener-supported service of The University of Tulsa
PRT Header Color
classical 88.7 | public radio 89.5
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Listen to LIVE coverage of U.S. Supreme Court abortion case oral arguments Wednesday morning at 8:30 on KWGS 89.5 FM.
Local & Regional

Osborn to Run for Labor Commissioner

State of Oklahoma


Republican state Rep. Leslie Osborn says she'll run for Oklahoma labor commissioner next year.

Elected in 2008, Osborn is the former chairman of the powerful House Appropriations and Budget Committee. She was replaced last month by Republican House Speaker Charles McCall amid a disagreement over cuts to services administered by the state Department of Human Services.

A resident of Mustang, Osborn said Wednesday she'll work with businesses and workers to create safe workplaces and strong companies. The Labor Commission is responsible for overseeing many industries and providing safety training and regulations.

Cathy Costello, widow of slain Labor Commissioner Mark Costello, also plans to seek her late husband's former office. Attorney Melissa Houston was appointed to the post after Costello's August 2015 death but says she won't seek a full term.