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
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
LeRoy City Council
2002 – 2004
Associate'sAllen County Community College (1968)
Bachelor'sPittsburg State University (1969)
Master'sPittsburg State University (1976)
Date of birthJuly 17, 1948
Place of birthPittsburg, Kansas
Office website
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 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).[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


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


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



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


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]


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


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


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


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