Know Your State Representative, Dist. 18
Cleveland, Liberty County
John Otto voted YES for term limits but after ten years he is still campaigning for his seat in the House.
Primary Election Results State Representative District 18
Terry Holcomb REP 2,759 36.75% John Otto - IncumbentREP 4,747 63.24%
Terry Holcomb REP 5,275 38.16%
John Otto - Incumbent REP 8,547 61.83%
No more hitchin' a ride on Walker County while serving your big business donors !
John Otto brags that he "received awards" for being a conservative leader from his DONORS, not his votes for conservative issues.
In-State $4,637.00 Out-Of-State $400.00
Unknown State $379,379.00
Otto's Bill Favor Fellow Legislators, Not Tax Payers
John Otto's bill got all legislators a pension raise. He voted on an pension increase for his fellow legislators - the increase was hidden in a bill that all legislators could safely vote for. Lawmakers serving eight years can collect $23,000 a year when they retire at age 60.
If they served 10 years, they’re eligible for $28,750 a year in pensions funded by your tax dollars.
Twenty years in the pink dome gets you up to $57,500 annually plus health care.
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See the Voting Records for John Otto
A 2013 study by Rice University found that John Otto was the seventh-lowest ranked Republican in the Texas House. That should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with his voting record.
Empower Texas's 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Scores
for John Otto dropped from a C to a F
The citizens in Liberty, San Jacinto, and Walker Counties (House District 18) don’t have a voice in Austin either. Their representative (John Otto) has demonstrated that he is working for someone else. Considering our founders fought a war over taxation without representation, it may be high time for a revolution in District 18.
Also, Mr. Otto now owns a year round condominium in Austin and vacations (with wife) in Jackson Hole, Wy. and Canada at his lobby's expense.
Maybe that is why John Otto, the Vice-Chairman of the tax-raising Ways and Means Committee and a powerful Appropriations subcommittee Chairman was instrumental in increasing session-to-session spending during the 83rd Texas Legislature by 26.9%.
M. Quinn, Founder Empower Texans