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Mary Ellen Otremba

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Mary Ellen Otremba
Minnesota House of Representatives District 11B
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic Farmer-Labor
Profession Teacher, Swanville High School
Mary Ellen Otremba (b. September 26, 1950) was a Democratic member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. She represented District 11B after winning a special election in 1997. She served until 2011.

On May 19, 2010, Otremba announced she would not be seeking re-election in the fall.[1]

Otremba is a teacher at Swanville High School. She has previously been a teacher at Eagle Valley High School and the Freshwater Educational District.

Otremba is a member of Democrats for Life, 4-H Club, American Legion Auxiliary, Farmers Union, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Catholic Woman's Association, Early Childhood Caucus, Minnesota Agriculture Education Advisory Board, Rural Health Advisory Board, and Right to Be Rural.[2]

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the house, she served on the following committees:



Otremba chose not to run in the 2010 election.


On November 4, 2008, Mary Ellen Otremba won election to the District 11B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Dave Kircher. [3]

Mary Ellen Otremba raised $40,136 for her campaign.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 11B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Ellen Otremba (DFL) 10,681 52.34%
Dave Kircher (R) 9,682 47.44%
Write-In 44 0.22%

Campaign donors

Listed below are the three largest contributors to Mary Ellen Otremba's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $4,270
Douglas County Republican Party $2,000
Senate District II $1,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Minnesota State House District 11B
Succeeded by
Mary Franson (R)