Veteran trade unionist Bill Otto, a former state representative considered one of the strongest supporters of working families in the Missouri House before he left his seat in a bid for U.S. Congress in 2016, has kicked off a campaign to return to the Missouri House, this time in a new district.
Otto is seeking election in the 65th District, which covers the city of St. Charles and northern St. Charles County. Otto is a Navy veteran and retired air traffic controller who fought for workers' issues throughout his two previous terms in office, refusing to remain silent and never backing down on any issue concerning workers and their families.
Otto stepped away from his House seat in 2016 to challenge U.S. Congresswoman Ann Wagner in the 2nd Congressional District, but ultimately fell victim to the Republican tidal wave that elected President Donald Trump, Gov. Eric Greitens and a Republican majority in the House and Senate.
Otto has served as executive director of the St. Charles County Democratic Central Committee since March of 2017.
Guests at the March 1 fundraiser will include former Congressman Russ Carnahan and Mobilize Missouri's Michael Dorwart.
Donations can be sent to: Committee to Elect Bill Otto, 12 Seabiscuit Drive, St. Charles, MO 63301or donate on-line at billotto.org/contribute.