Bill Otto (Kansas)

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Bill Otto
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Former candidate for
Kansas House of Representatives, District 76
PartyIndependent
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kansas House of Representatives District 9
2005 - 2013
LeRoy City Council
2002 – 2004
Education
Associate'sAllen County Community College, 1968
Bachelor'sPittsburg State University, 1969
Master'sPittsburg State University, 1976
Personal
Date of birthJuly 17, 1948
Place of birthPittsburg, Kansas
ReligionChristian
Websites
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CandidateVerification
Bill Otto was a 2014 independent candidate for District 76 of the Kansas House of Representatives.[1]

Otto is a former Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 9 from 2005 to 2013.

Prior to his election to the House, Otto served on the Southern Coffey County Site Council (2003-2006), LeRoy City Council (2002-2004), Unified School District 245 Site Council (2000-2003), and the Unified School District 247 Cherokee (1984).

Biography

Receiving both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Pittsburgh State University, Otto served as Principal at Central Heights Elementary (1976-1978) and McCune High School (1978-79). He also worked as a Performance Accreditation Director for USD 245 (1984-2004).[2]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Otto served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Otto served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Teresa Briggs was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Peggy Mast defeated Jeffrey Freeman in the Republican primary. Bill Otto ran as an independent candidate. Mast defeated Briggs and Otto in the general election.[3][4]

Kansas House of Representatives District 76, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeggy Mast Incumbent 47.9% 3,516
     Democratic Teresa Briggs 31% 2,279
     Independent Bill Otto 21.1% 1,548
Total Votes 7,343

Kansas House of Representatives, District 76 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPeggy Mast Incumbent 68.9% 1,663
Jeffrey Freeman 31.1% 751
Total Votes 2,414

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Otto ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 76. He and District 59 incumbent William Prescott were defeated by incumbent Peggy Mast in the August 7 Republican primary. Janet L. Lewis ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 76 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPeggy Mast Incumbent 46.9% 1,735
Bill Otto Incumbent 33.2% 1,226
William Prescott Incumbent 19.9% 735
Total Votes 3,696

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Otto won re-election to the 9th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He was also unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[7]

2008

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Otto was re-elected to the 9th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Jon M. Dunbar (D).[8] Otto raised $14,982 for his campaign, while Dunbar raised $5,993.[9]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 9
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Otto (R) 5,772 61.9%
Jon M. Dunbar (D) 3,550 38.0%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Otto received $14,740 in campaign donations. The largest contributors to the campaign are listed below.[10]

2008

In 2008 Otto collected $14,982 in donations.[11]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kansas Medical Society $1,000
Union Pacific Railroad $700
Kansas Dental Association $600
Kansas Contractors Association $600

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Kansas House of Representatives District 9
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Edwin H. Bideau III (R)