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Biographical Profile for John Otto
Currently Elected State Representative District 18, Texas
Age: 66
Party: Republican Party of Texas
Phone: 936-258-7575
Address: PO Box 965
Dayton, TX 77535
John Otto's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
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Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
John and his high school sweetheart, Nancy Whitman, were married in December 1969. They have two sons and three granddaughters.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
John attended Texas A&M University where he received his BBA in Accounting in 1970.
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
John is a certified public accountant and began his career on the audit staff of KPMG in Houston until 1975 when he and his wife Nancy returned to Dayton to start John’s CPA business. Today he serves as a director for business development of Ryan, the leading tax services firm in North America.

Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
While at Texas A&M University, John was a member of the Ross Volunteer Honor Guard, the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band and was head drum major his senior year. A distinguished military graduate, he received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army upon graduation and reported to Fort Benjamin Harrison for finance officer training.

Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Dayton City Council – former councilman
Dayton ISD Board of Trustees – former member
Liberty County Central Appraisal District – former member of Board of Directors
Dayton Chamber of Commerce – former member of Board of Directors
HGAC Transportation Policy Council – former Liberty County Representative
Security State Bank, Dayton Branch – Advisory Director
Texas Aggie Band Association – Past President
Dayton City Library – Co-Chair Individual Fundraising
Dayton Community Development Corporation – Former Director
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
He was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in November 2004. He currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee and is chairman of the Subcommittee on Education. He also serves as vice-chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means.

In 2008, John chaired the House Select Committee on Property Tax Relief and Appraisal Reform.
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
United Methodist Church of Dayton where they both sing in the choir. John currently serves as Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair of his church.
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
In 2005 he was named "Republican Freshman of the Year" by members of the Texas House of Representatives, "2005 Freshman of the Year Award"by members of the House Republican Caucus, "Most Valuable Freshman" by editors of Capitol Inside and "Rookie of the Year" by Texas Monthly.
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