Missouri Democratic state Rep. Otto to run for US Congress

4 years 10 months 2 days ago Tuesday, May 26 2015 May 26, 2015 Tuesday, May 26, 2015 10:22:00 AM CDT May 26, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Democratic Missouri state House Rep. Bill Otto said Tuesday he's running for Congress.

Otto announced plans to run to represent Missouri's 2nd Congressional District in suburban St. Louis, represented by Republican U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner since 2013.

Former Republican U.S. Rep. Todd Akin held the seat before Wagner.

Otto, of Maryland Heights, was elected to the Missouri state House in 2012. He previously served in the Navy and worked as an air traffic controller.

He spoke against radioactive contamination at landfills in the St. Louis suburb of Bridgeton in his Tuesday announcement. Wagner raised similar concerns after a contractor 40 years ago illegally dumped waste at West Lake Landfill.

 

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