Currently, Jill Osborn, serves as the first-ever Executive Director hired for the Forsyth County Republican Party, a position which she was voted in unanimously.
“As an elected official for over 20 years and a lifelong activist in the Republican Party, I wanted to share my support for Jill’s Executive Director position for the Forsyth County Republican Party. I know that a number of counties have reached out to try and duplicate some of the great things that have been performed by our executive director position–including Wake County.
One example of improvement I’ve seen with Jill, is our ability to reach voters with Facebook lives. Numerous people in the business community have expressed how they have been impressed with the level of professionalism in our party over the past year. We need all of the help we can get to be successful in the upcoming elections.
I stand behind Jill Osborn 100%.” – NC State Representative Debra Conrad
Serving alongside the youngest ever elected Chairman of Forsyth County, Aaron Berlin, Jill and Aaron have raised the most amount of money for the local party’s annual fundraiser, the Lincoln Reagan Dinner, in the history of the Forsyth County Republican Party.
Over 4,700 views Jill’s FB live on teacher’s pay with Forsyth County Commissioner Don Martin goes viral.
Over 17,000 views Jill’s FB live with NC Secretary of State Candidate, Chad Brown goes viral.
Jill’s FB live series in which she hosts debates, interviews with candidates and key influencers are shared throughout the state of North Carolina. As a result, local and statewide candidates have driven to Forsyth County in order to get an interview on FB live with Jill.
The North Carolina Republican Party had Jill conduct FB lives at their Hall of Fame Dinner with multiple representatives in high office. A few examples are: N.C. Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby, Senator Thom Tillis, and Congressman Ted Budd.
“If not us, who? If not now, when?” -Ronald Reagan
Like Ronald Reagan, Jill believes it is important to follow your dreams. Proof of that is shown in Jill’s actions. Jill is an award winning columnist. But before diving into the world of media, Jill worked for a North Carolina congressional office on Capitol Hill. Eager to learn about the legislative process and perform communication/press duties, Jill was especially interested in appropriations. Her boss’ chairmanship on various appropriations subcommittees highlighted how tedious the process was to bring dollars back to her home state. She recognized the value of working with public and private partnerships.
Jill took a competitive internship at FOX News in New York City after her time in D.C. to help round out her communications experience. “It was an intense environment. You definitely had to learn to listen quickly because no one had time to
teach you something twice,” Jill says about FOX. “But I loved stepping up to the challenges the big city threw in my corner. I wanted to get experience in the field and come back to New York to become a national news anchor. What I didn’t expect while reporting in other states, is that I would fall in love.”
Honing her skills as a reporter for the NBC affiliate in Rapid City, South Dakota, Jill reported on stories such as the first Native American Park Ranger at Mount Rushmore. Next, Jill became the solo morning and midday news anchor for the ABC news station in Lincoln, Nebraska. During Jill’s two and a half hour show, she regularly interviewed the Governor, senators and other state political figures.
And in 2016…
Jill reported on FOX News about North Carolina voters heading to the polls with the new voter i.d. legislation. Jill has been a reoccurring guest reporter on Gretchen Carlson’s FOX News show. She also spoke with FOX’s Jenna Lee on Election Day about the most historical election and who would win North Carolina, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.
As a political correspondent and digital journalist for North Carolina’s only statewide paper, Jill wrote a weekly column, “Presidential Cheat Sheet,” which highlighted the actions of all the political candidates competing in the 2016 race for the White House. Jill also covered the Donald Trump rally in Rock Hill, S.C., Bill Clinton’s rally at Elon Law School in Greensboro, N.C., and the GOP Presidential debate in Greenville, S.C.
For The Clemmons Courier, Jill writes a weekly column called, “Your Neighbor.” Jill received an award from N.C. Governor Pat McCrory for her reporting and contributions written in The Clemmons Courier. Jill is also author of the inspirational books, An Ordinary Town: Extraordinary Neighbors and The Ping Effect.
Jill’s book release by New York Publisher, Skyhorse Publishing, was the #1 New Release in Communications and Media the day it came out. Jill’s book is available to purchase on Amazon or at Barnes and Noble.