Just got back in from Jefferson City this morning. My name is Bill Otto, and let me be the first to tell you that I am running in the new 70th District of the Missouri House of Representatives. This rather large district includes parts of southern St. Charles and reaches across the river to Chesterfield and extends north into Hazelwood andBridgeton. This diverse district requires a deep commitment and a concerted effort to provide the representation to the Missouri House of Representatives that all the residents deserve. I believe that I am more than capable of this challenge and have filed to serve as representative in the November election.
I have deep roots in this new district. I lived in Bridgeton for 14 years where I served on City Council for 3 terms as well as numerous other city boards and commissions. My children attended Pattonville Schools where my wife, Kathy, and I assisted in various activities including the bond drive that helped build the new administrative building. I coached youth sports for both St. Lawrence Catholic Church and the Bridgeton Athletic Association where I also served on the board As a leader for Boys Scouts at Arlington United Methodist Church, I proudly watched as our youth learned, matured, and built community. My time on City Council gave me the opportunity to interact with the surrounding municipal governments, fire districts, and school boards which deepened my understanding of the needs of these communities. I currently serve on the St Charles Board of Adjustment as well as the St Peters Green Environmental & Solid Waste Advisory Committee. I grew up inSt Louis Countyand served two terms in the US Navy, returning to work at Lambert Airport, where I retired after 31 years as an air traffic controller. My home was acquired for airport expansion in 1999 and I have lived in St Charles County ever since.
I am a Democrat and I believe that the current leadership in the Missouri House has not lived up to the needs of our residents which makes me certain someone will offer an opposing view. My commitment to you in this election is to demonstrate to you who I am as a person and show you how I will represent you as a legislator so that you can determine if I deserve your trust and vote. There will be lots of negative campaigning prior to the election and I am committed to stay on message and will ask my opponent to do the same. I trust your judgment in deciding who is best to serve your interests and I am confident that as you get to know me, you will place your trust with me.
Thank you for reading and if you have any questions or advice, please do not hesitate to call or email me. I hope to meet you in person while I am knocking on doors in your neighborhood. If you would like to help, have ideas for my campaign, or would like to be on the email list for campaign updates, I would love to hear from you as well.
Your Faithful Servant,
Bill Otto12 Seabiscuit Drive St. Charles, MO 63301 314-397-6037