Dylan Osborne is a public service professional dedicated to ensuring our money works for our communities. He has several years of local government experience in a variety of roles and a passion for service that is tough to match. Prior to his career in public service, Dylan managed an auto parts store. His blend of blue-collar work ethic, education, and government experience makes him the perfect candidate to represent Harris County.
Experience and Education
Dylan has staffed two Houston City Council Members, first as a constituent service representative and then as a policy advisor and community liaison. He has served in the Finance Department and currently works in the Planning & Development Department for the City of Houston, which has allowed him to become a generalist that is capable of working in almost any environment or position.
From a young age, Dylan wanted to work in government. When it was time to complete his education, he knew exactly what he wanted to do- work in the public sector to make a difference. With that in mind he finished his undergraduate degree at the University of Houston- Downtown in Social Sciences with concentrations in Political Science and History. He then went on to the University of Houston to earn a Masters degree in Public Administration. With courses like Public Finance, Budgeting, Non-Profit Management, Public Policy Analysis, and Emergency Management, grad school prepared Dylan to tackle a variety of roles.
"I pride myself on my versatility- I can break down a budget, inventory capital assets, or write public policy. I have a wide variety of skills that I am ready to put to work in the Treasurer's office."- Dylan
Dylan and his long-time partner Christina Smith reside in the Hyde Park neighborhood in Montrose with their two cats, Elwood and Honeybuns. They enjoy spending time outdoors. Fishing and disc golf are two of his favorite hobbies, even though he is not very good at either of them. He is a founding member and the current President of the UH MPA Alumni Association. He is also a member of the Houston municipal employee union, HOPE Local 123.
Christina is a former Texas A&M softball player that enjoys playing slow pitch as often as she can. They both love watching the Houston Astros and they are season ticket holders for UH Football. Christina and Dylan are both proud UH alums. Go Coogs!
Treasurer is a partisan position and Dylan is running on the Democratic ticket. He is a sustaining member of the Harris County Democratic Party and the Texas Democratic Party. He has represented Senate District 15 on the HCDP Finance Committee and is currently working on the Millennial Outreach Committee. He has attended many state party conventions to do his part to shape his party, and in 2016 Dylan was elected to be a Presidential Elector by his peers in SD 15. Unfortunately, Texas did not go blue and he was unable to cast his electoral vote for President.