Bill Otto (Kansas)

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Bill Otto
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Kansas House of Representatives District 9
Former Member
In office
2005 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
LeRoy City Council
2002 – 2004
Education
Associate'sAllen County Community College (1968)
Bachelor'sPittsburg State University (1969)
Master'sPittsburg State University (1976)
Personal
BirthdayJuly 17, 1948
Place of birthPittsburg, Kansas
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bill 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).

Receiving both his bachelors and masters 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).[1]

Policy Positions

Otto's answers to the Kansas State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available.

In the test Otto named his top legislative priorities as:

  1. Child care for working parents, or at least get KDHE out of the way
  2. Stop stupid state regulations and build the power plants
  3. Cut Government in Topeka.[2]

  • H 2069 State government; reduction in legislative pay and hours of work for certain executive branch positions; concerning nonessential state owned buildings. 01/26/2009
  • H 2119 Tax on wages paid by employer convicted of hiring guest workers. 01/28/2009
  • H 2122 Highway advertising control act. 01/28/2009
  • H 2205 Repeal of K.S.A. 76-731a, which grants residency for tuition purposes to certain unlawful immigrants. 02/03/2009
  • H 2206 Amendments to late term and partial birth abortion law. 03/05/2009[3]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Otto served on the following committees: Aging and Long-term Care

2009-2010

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

Elections

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.[4][5]

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.[6]

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).[7] Otto raised $14,982 for his campaign, while Dunbar raised $5,993.[8]

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.[9]

Kansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Otto (Kansas)'s campaign in 2010
Kansas Contractors Association$1,000
Kansas Association Of Realtors$1,000
Kansas Optometric Association$750
Atmos Energy$500
Heavy Constructors Association$500
Total Raised in 2010 $14,740

2008

In 2008 Otto collected $14,982 in donations.[10]

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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Contact information

Capitol Office

Room: DSOB

Phone: 785-296-6014

Email: bill.otto@house.ks.gov

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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)