In 2018, Minnesotans must make a fundamental choice: do we want politics that looks and acts like it currently does? Or do we want a new vision and a new direction, with new leadership, where there is equality of opportunity and prosperity for everyone?
Rebecca Otto has a new vision for Minnesota called RenewMN that will give us a vibrant and diverse local economy; reinvigorated communities; strong, high quality schools; healthy, prosperous families; and a clean environment. It consists of five interlocking puzzle pieces that all support one another to Renew Minnesota. Click each piece to explore its topic. As Rebecca releases each of the five major parts of her vision, the corresponding puzzle piece will light up and link to her exciting new plans.
There are bright days ahead in Rebecca's vision to Renew Minnesota.
Other candidates talk about how they can win across Minnesota.
Rebecca Otto has done it. 4 times.
Rebecca Otto is the only candidate to unseat a statewide incumbent, and she won more Greater Minnesota counties than Democratic Governor Mark Dayton or Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty.
She has won a statewide primary 81%-19% even after being outspent 4 to 1, and three statewide general elections. She is the single strongest candidate in the race. The time is right to elect Rebecca Otto!
"The courage, integrity, and leadership necessary to confront and overcome political and public pressures"
—American Center for Government Auditing
Learn why Rebecca Otto is the strongest candidate for Governor in 2018.
Learn where Rebecca stands on the issues you care about.
This is a grassroots, people-powered campaign.
I am proud to support Rebecca Otto for Governor of Minnesota and I urge people who care about science, the environment, and climate change to do the same.
Rebecca is authentic and non apologetic. The most progressive, people-oriented candidate.
Nancy Westman, Excelsior
I support Rebecca because I have environmental concerns over mining near the BWCA
Kathy Heltzer, Duluth
Because I have seen her be true to her beliefs and not cave in to special interest groups. I believe she will lead MN in the right direction when it comes to protecting our natural areas and improving the lives of MN citizens
Michelle Valadez, Apple Valley
Because she's big on the environment.
Earl Kendall, Minneapolis
Because she cares about sustainable environmental practices, equal educational opportunities, equal health care, mass transportation, and reproductive rights.
Susan Mielke, Mahtomedi
Because of her climate commitment.
Jeanne Johnson, Alexandria
I am huge Bernie supporter and she seems the closest thing. I am builder and admire her home with solar and wind. I am self employed and like that she had a small business.
Bruce Freeman, Edina
I am supporting Rebecca because she is kind and hardworking woman who cares about our state and people.
Fahmo Ahmed, Minneapolis
I believe she is the only true Democratic candidate, or any candidate, that is capable of improving the lives and economy of Minnesota.
Quinn Garrick, Anoka
I heard Rebecca speak at a fundraiser and came away thinking she's smart, gets the job done, and lives with integrity. These are qualities we need in our elected officials. I also want to help get our first female governor elected!
Jen Traeger, Mendota Heights
I think she does a great job!
Elizabeth Erickson, Stillwater
I think she has experience, integrity and values supported by the majority of Minnesotans.
Darrel Mosel, Gaylord
I want a strong, progressive leader for Minnesota.
Robert Barclay, Minneapolis
I'm a high school student who is passionate about the future of my family, my community, and my state. I think Rebecca Otto is the best candidate to be "the People's Governor" that Minnesota has to offer.
Orion Difranco, Hermantown
I'm a huge fan of the work she did on the auditor "campaign" (if thats what you'd call it), and think we need similar statewide results to take back the house and senate, and keep the governor's office.
Phillip Ableidinger, Plymouth
I've studied the candidates hard and I can tell that Rebecca is the answer. She's unwavering, outspoken, and very experienced.
Trevor Church, Minnetonka
Integrity and Competence.
Kathi Mitchell, Canton
Integrity, and her political views match my own.
Amy Goetz, Mahtomedi
Rebecca is 100% for protecting our environment, and working on global warming.
Lorraine Rovig, Northfield
Rebecca has integrity, electability, and honesty.
Mary Androff, Marine on St Croix
Rebecca Otto is a shining example of the kind of integrity and leadership we hope for in our elected leaders but too rarely see: someone who puts their money where their mouth is.
Michael Mann, State College, PA
Rebecca is the best candidate. She is a true liberal with the ability to work with all. She puts justice and common sense ahead of party. I love her story. Rebecca is smart and honorable with amazing energy.
Shari Hunter, Hopkins
She addresses critical issues, exemplifies truth and commitment, and best represents progress.
Thue Rasmussen, Falcon Heights
She has been a heroine for me since she ran for auditor.
Sandy Ahlstrom, Excelsior
She is authentic, smart, and passionate about the issues.
Roxanne Hagge, Savage
She is honest and is serious about our environment.
Marlon Gunderson, Lake Elmo
She thinks right things.
Warren High, Duluth
She's a pragmatist!
Simply stated, she's smart, she's for the people, she qualified to do the job and will stand up and fight hard for Minnesotans. Go Rebecca!
Tee McClenty, Eagan
I'm supporting Rebecca because of her intelligence, honesty, integrity, and commitment.
Jonathan Eisenberg, Minnetonka
The state needs her as governor.
George Logan, Saint Louis Park
We're supporting Rebecca because of her progressive values, environmentalism, and governmental transparency and accountability.
Sara and Tom Lofgren, Lakeville
Rebecca makes decisions with thought & logic.
Linda Amrein, Stillwater
I support Rebecca Otto for governor because she's a smart and experienced leader who makes decisions based on science and evidence.
Sheril Kirshenbaum, East Lansing, MI
Rebecca will help end the corruption, and bring back the hope.
Caleb Campbell, Bemidji
I believe in her bold progressive vision
Hunter Cantrell, Savage
She has a great vision for the future of MN families!
Tom Clarke, Minneapolis
She's the only candidate about whom I feel positive. All others, lesser evil than Daudt.
Stephanie Digby, Saint Paul
I believe in her and I know she's the right person for us all
Denise Karngbaye-Togbah, Maple Grove
I like her views on science, and I believe government can be a force for positive change in society. I think she has an excellent chance of winning this election and being an effective governor.
Matthew Koncar, Lauderdale
Because she's smart, honest, and knows what we need.
Betty Firth, Ely
Her platforms are paramount to long-term survival
Connor Mikre, Minneapolis
She is well-informed, positive, authentic, and respects all people - LOVE HER!
Sue Schurke, Ely
Because of her voting record, good stance on all the important issues, progressive view.
Elizabeth Huber, Minneapolis
Rebecca Otto walks the talk.
Rebecca installing new solar panels on her roof. She and Shawn built their solar & wind-powered farm home with their own hands.
DFL Gubernatorial Candidate Walz Walks Back NRA Support Again
Esme Murphy | WCCO-TV | Feb 20, 2018
“It’s too little too late,” Otto said. “I’ve been leading on this, he’s following. He took money from the NRA in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016.”
Rebecca Otto Urges Minnesota Legislature to Pass Gun Safety Bills
News Release | Feb 20, 2018
Otto calls on House and Senate to ban assault-type rifles and bump stocks, and pass universal background checks
Rebecca Otto’s Strong DFL Straw Poll Numbers Shock Pundits and Pollsters
News Release | Feb 07, 2018
Rebecca Otto’s Strong DFL Straw Poll Numbers Shock Pundits and Pollsters Otto establishes herself as leading progressive and leading woman candidate in DFL race
Otto blasts PolyMet permits
Don David | Duluth News Tribune | Feb 06, 2018
“The draft PolyMet permit to mine does not protect the public interest, puts people downstream at risk, and leaves taxpayers unprotected," Otto said in a statement. “As drafted, the PolyMet permit to mine doesn’t protect Minnesotans and should be rejected by the Minnesota DNR."
RADIO: DFL candidates for governor differ on Vikings stadium, mining
Mike Mulcahy | MPR News | Feb 05, 2018
The DFL candidates for governor debated inside of the Kling Public Media Center in St. Paul on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
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