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Edward S. Osienski

District 24

Edward S. Osienski

Representative Ed Osienski represents the Brookside and Newark areas. He was born in Delaware and he and his family have lived in the community for 35 years. He enjoys and is honored to serve a diverse community that ranges from working-class seniors who are empty-nesters, to young couples planting their roots and starting a family. He has gotten to know many of them over the years from attending their civic association meetings and their community gatherings.

Elected in 2010, Rep. Osienski serves as the Chair of the Labor Committee, Vice Chair of the Transportation, Land Use and Infrastructure Committee, Vice Chair of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee, Education Committee, and Capital Improvement and Infrastructure Committee. He also serves as the Chair of the Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council, Member Delaware Workforce Investment Board, and Member Council on Development Finance.

Rep. Osienski is a full-time legislator. He retired after 36 years in the fire sprinkler industry, and served as the past Business Agent for the Fire Sprinkler Fitters UA Local Union 669. Rep. Osienski graduated from DelCastle High School and attended Delaware Tech Community College.

Rep. Osienski has a proven track record of community and constituents service and that service has only improved with his years of experience in Dover.

Rep. Osienski is active with several non-profits organizations including the Board of Directors for Newark Senior Center, Meals-on-Wheels, the Newark Community Advisory Panel, the Brookside Lions and the Newark NAACP.


Wife: Betsy; Children: Anna, Stephen, Kerry Ann and Jillian


DelCastle High School; DelTech Community College


Retired Business Agent, Sprinkler Fitters Local Union 669

Legislative Service:

House, 2010 - Present


Capital Infrastructure, Member

Education, Member

Labor, Chair

Public Safety & Homeland Security, Vice-Chair

Transportation, Vice-Chair


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Legislative Highlights

House Bill 371

This Act removes all penalties for possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana, except for those who are under 21 years of age. Possession of more than 1 ounce of marijuana and public consumption remain unclassified misdemeanors. The Act […]

House Bill 372 with House Amendment 1, House Amendment 2

The Delaware Marijuana Control Act regulates and taxes marijuana in the same manner as alcohol. Section 1: Amends Chapter 47 of Title 16 to provide that the offenses and penalties under Uniform Controlled Substances Act do not apply to marijuana-related […]

House Bill 449 with House Amendment 1

Presently there is no licensure mechanism in place in Delaware for elevator mechanics. This Act creates a new chapter in Title 24 and establishes a regulatory State Board of Elevator Mechanics consisting of 5 members appointed by the Governor including […]


Lawmakers File Marijuana Legalization, Regulation Measures

DOVER – Legislation that would make Delaware the latest state to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana for adult users was filed Friday. Collectively, Rep. Ed Osienski’s House Bills 1 and 2 comprise the Delaware Marijuana Control Act, with HB 1 […]

National Apprenticeship Week

By Rep. Ed Osienski and Sen. Jack Walsh As legislative labor leaders and proud union members, we know there are paths to a prosperous career that don’t always involve a traditional college degree. We have seen more and more in […]

Labor Day

By Rep. Ed Osienski, Rep. Kim Williams, Sen. Jack Walsh & Sen. Nicole Poore Labor Day for many represents the end of summer, a time to reflect on summer, prepare to return to school, and have one final outdoor gathering […]