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Otto, Rebecca

House 2003-2004 (District 52B)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Washington


Date of Birth: 7/9/1963
Birth Place: San Diego, California
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Female
Religion: Universalist
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Marine on Saint Croix
Occupation (when first elected): Small Business Owner


Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota; B.A.; Biology, 1985
University of Minnesota; M.Ed.; Life Science, 1994


School Board/Administration: Independent School District 831, Forest Lake, Minnesota (School Board); [Dates Unknown] [Elected]
State Auditor: Minnesota; 01/2007 to 20?? [Elected]


Spouse: Shawn
Children: One child: Jake (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


She ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party endorsed candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 2002 election. She lost to Mark Holsten.

She announced her intention to run for governor in the 2018 election but she withdrew from the race.

Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.

Total Days Served: 687


83rd Legislative Session (2003-2004)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 52B
Elected: 2/11/2003
Residence: Marine on Saint Croix
Term of Office: 2/17/2003 to 1/3/2005 (Special Election)
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Small Business Owner
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2003 1st Sp.S. - Author
  • Agriculture and Rural Development Finance Minutes
  • Agriculture Policy Minutes
  • Environment and Natural Resources Policy Minutes
  • Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs Minutes
Session Notes: She won the seat vacated by Mark Holsten.
Ran in next election? Yes. Defeated in general election
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2003 House Interview

Articles & Books About
Janovec, Patty. "Second Time's a Charm: After Losing in the General Election, Otto Replaces Her Initial Opponent in the House of Representatives." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, April 4, 2003, p. 28.

"Otto Wins Election." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, February 14, 2003, p. 22.

District Files

District File - 2003 District 52B
District File - 2004 District 52B
These files are available in the Legislative Reference Library.

The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library has collected newspaper articles on legislators since 1973. They are available in the Library.