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  Otto, Rebecca L. W.
NameRebecca L. W. Otto
Address12697 N. 177th St.
Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota 55047, United States
Website [Link]
Born July 09, 1963 (58 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Sep 25, 2017 09:41pm

Meet Rebecca Otto

• Experienced DFL State Representative, 2003-2004.

• Named New Legislator of the Year.

• Experienced with government budgets ranging from $52 million to $30.8 billion.

• Discovered glaring financial errors in official State Auditor reports and millions of dollars in errors in official MN Dept of Education reports.

• Developed a plan for permanent property tax relief.

• Served on Minnesota House Local Government & Agricultural Policy and Finance committees.

• Chaired and won a hard-fought and bi-partisan school levy referendum in conservative ISD 831.

• United Walter Mondale and Arne Carlson behind her vision of “One Minnesota”.

• Brought former Finance Commissioners Republican John Gunyou and Democrat Jay Kiedrowski together for the first time and moderated the first Kiedrowski & Gunyou forum to analyze and present the truth to the public on Minnesota’s state budget and its uncured, ongoing deficit problem - a forum that toured Minnesota and helped expose the political shell game of "no new taxes," "shifts," and "gimmicks," and their negative effect on local governments and school districts.

• United legislators of 3 major parties behind her call for a truly balanced budget, leading to senate hearings.

• Drew attention to and fought the fiscally irresponsible practice of including inflation in revenue forecasts but not in expense projections.

• Exposed the $100 million revenue drain FOCs are costing the State of Minnesota with well-known economist C Ford Runge and former Revenue Commissioner John James.

• Stopped expanded state reliance on gambling (the "racino"), and questionable lottery schemes.

• Fought fiscally irresponsible draining of state assets like spending the $1.1 billion tobacco fund.

• Fought questionable budgetary accounting shifts & gimmicks, and penny-wise but pound-foolish cuts like cutting Minnesotans off of health insurance, daycare assistance, and meals on wheels.

• Fought fiscally irresponsible bonding for roads instead of Minnesota's more responsible bi-partisan pay-as-you-go system.

• Fought fiscally irresponsible cuts to schools.

• Stopped fiscally irresponsible pay increases for political appointees in a time of budget crisis.

• Fought to lower prescription drug costs for all Minnesotans.

• Was named one of the legislature’s strongest advocates for children.

• Experienced school board member & ad-hoc finance committee chair; brought school district in under budget while maintaining services.

• Taught environmental science for five years in Minnesota public schools.

• Rebecca and her husband built their own wind-powered, solar heated green home.

• Successful small business owner; built a successful 50-employee business.

• Rebecca, her husband, and her parents are all proud to be union.*

• Board member, DFL Education Foundation.


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  06/02/2018 MN Governor - DFL Convention Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  02/06/2018 MN Governor - DFL Preference Caucuses Lost 19.75% (-10.53%)
  11/04/2014 MN Auditor Won 51.51% (+11.54%)
  08/12/2014 MN Auditor - DFL Primary Won 80.93% (+61.86%)
  11/02/2010 MN Auditor Won 48.39% (+1.26%)
  11/07/2006 MN Auditor Won 51.91% (+10.82%)
  09/12/2006 MN Auditor - DFL Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 MN House Seat 52B Lost 48.32% (-3.27%)
  02/11/2003 MN House Seat 52B - Special Won 54.30% (+10.83%)
  11/05/2002 MN House Seat 52B Lost 41.17% (-17.58%)
  08/14/2018 MN Governor - DFL Primary Lost 0.00% (-41.60%)
  08/14/2018 MN Auditor - DFL Primary Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
MN Governor - DFL Convention - Jun 02, 2018 I No Endorsement
MN US Senate - DFL Primary - Sep 09, 2008 D Al Franken