|Texas State House, District 18|
|2005 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||8|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
Otto announced on August 17, 2011 that he would be seeking re-election in 2012.
Otto received his BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University, and works as a Certified Public Accountant.
Otto currently sits on the Appropriations and Ways and Means Committees and has held previous posts on the Redistricting and Appropriations Subcommittee on Education.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Otto served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Ways & Means, Vice-chair|
Otto served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Ways & Means, Vice-chair|
- 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.
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.
|Texas House of Representatives District 18 Republican Primary, 2012|
|John Otto Incumbent||67%||9,485|
| Texas House of Representatives, District 18 |
2010 General election results
|John Otto (R)||26,862||89.56%|
|Rhys Blaiver (L)||3,128||10.43%|
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. Otto raised $234,845 for his campaign; Foster raised $14,498.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 18|
|John Otto (R)||32,465||68.54%|
|Arlan Foster (D)||14,901||31.45%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Otto raised a total of $244,276 in 2010. Below are Otto's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:
|Texas Association of Realtors||$25,048|
|Texas Medical Association||$5,000|
|Associated General Contractors of Texas||$5,000|
Below are Otto's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Texas Assoc of Realtors||$19,862|
|Ryan Inc Texas PAC||$5,000|
Below are Otto's top 4 campaign contributors in the 2006 election:
|Texas Assoc of Realtors||$7,518|
|Ryan & Co.||$7,500|
|Perry, Bob J||$7,000|
|BG Distribution Partners||$5,000|
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- The Supreme Court's Tortured Reasoning Brings New Meaning To 'Sausage ... - Forbes
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- NXNE 2013: Best Of The Fest - Huffington Post Canada
- Death notices for June 16 - Tulsa World
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- Cityscape: Our Lady of the Lake University's Main Building - San Antonio Express
- Michigan's Best Burger: 100 burgers and counting as Gonzo tours West ... - The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com
- Inside Intelligence: Grading the 83rd Legislature... - Texas Tribune
- Texas Lawmakers Approve Major Telecommunications Sales Tax Rebate. - PR Newswire (press release)
- Perry signs law to increase oversight of medications given to foster children - Liberty Vindicator
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Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index
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 are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.
John Otto received a grade of C+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
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.
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Otto
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas State Directory profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 18 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- State Surge profile
- Texas Conservative Coalition profile
- ↑ The Vindicator, "Otto to seek re-election", August 17, 2011
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. John Otto
- ↑ Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Otto
- ↑ Texas GOP list of candidates for 2012 Elections
- ↑ Office of the (Texas) Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report," accessed July 12, 2012
- ↑ Official Texas Election Results
- ↑ Texas House official election results for 2008
- ↑ District 18 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2006 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
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