John Otto

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John Otto
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Texas House of Representatives, District 18
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTexas A&M University
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Otto is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 18. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Otto received his B.B.A. in Accounting from Texas A&M University, and works as a Certified Public Accountant.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Otto served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Ways & Means, Vice-chair

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Otto served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 1367 - Relating to the powers and duties of the Liberty Lakes Fresh Water Supply District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
  • HB 1368 - Relating to the powers and duties of the Plum Creek Fresh Water Supply District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
  • HB 2978 - Relating to the creation of alternative fuel programs to be funded by the Texas emissions reduction plan fund.
  • HB 4802 - Relating to the creation of the Liberty County Municipal Utility District No. 6; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent John Otto defeated Terry Holcomb in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Otto ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 18. Otto defeated Dwayne Stovall in the May 29 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Texas House of Representatives District 18 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Otto Incumbent 67% 9,485
Dwayne Stovall 33% 4,677
Total Votes 14,162

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Otto ran for re-election to the 18th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the March 2nd primary. He defeated Rhys Blavier (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 18
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Otto (R) 26,862 89.56%
Rhys Blaiver (L) 3,128 10.43%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Otto won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 18th District, defeating Arlan Foster (D). Otto received 32,465 votes in the election while Foster received 14,901 votes.[6] Otto raised $234,845 for his campaign; Foster raised $14,498.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 18
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Otto (R) 32,465 68.54%
Arlan Foster (D) 14,901 31.45%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Otto is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Otto raised a total of $1,141,966 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.[8]

John Otto's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 18 Won $384,416
2010 Texas State House, District 18 Won $244,276
2008 Texas State House, District 18 Won $234,845
2006 Texas State House, District 18 Won $161,445
2004 Texas State House, District 18 Won $116,984
Grand Total Raised $1,141,966

2012

Otto won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Otto raised a total of $384,416.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Otto's campaign in 2012
Texas Association Of Realtors$23,082
Union Pacific Corp Fund For Effective Government$10,000
Ryan & Co$10,000
Bank Of America$10,000
Texas Association Of Property Tax Professionals$9,000
Total Raised in 2012$384,416
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Otto won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Otto raised a total of $244,276.

2008

Otto won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Otto raised a total of $234,845.

2006

Otto won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Otto raised a total of $161,445.

2004

Otto won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Otto raised a total of $116,984.

Scorecards

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

See also: Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index and Empower Texans

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy." Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Otto received a score of 35.5 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index, compared to the grade of C+ that Otto received for the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

John Otto received a grade of C+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Otto is a certified public accountant, receiving his degree from Texas A & M University. He is a member of the Texas Conservative Coalition and lives in Dayton with his wife Nancy.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Texas House District 18
2005–present
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