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Winner of the National Award for Excellence in Accountability.
Elected President of the National State Auditors Association.
Named 1 of the 15 Most Influential Government Auditors in America.
Rebecca Otto is the strongest candidate for Governor in 2018. Learn why. 


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Ramsey, other counties clash with Minnesota auditor in appeals court
Pioneer Press | Forum News Service | Mar 09, 2017
Judge Randolph Peterson, one of three deciding the case, referred to the private sector, where he said a board’s decision to hire a private auditor can raise suspicion among investors. Why, Peterson asked, would taxpayers not feel suspicious of local governments who do the same?

Candidate for governor to be in Eagan
Sun Thisweek | Mar 05, 2017
On Saturday, March 11, Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto will be at Lakeside Pointe Apartments community room in Eagan from 1:30-3 p.m. as part of her statewide listening tour.

State auditor to speak at Bloomington forum
Sun Current | Feb 27, 2017
Otto is a winner of the National Award for Excellence in Accountability, was elected president of the National State Auditors Association and named one of the 15 most influential Government Auditors in America.

Executive council approves new Kennecott copper leases
John Myers | Duluth News Tribune | Feb 23, 2017
State Auditor Rebecca Otto was the only vote against the leases, expressing concerns over long-term financial liability for the state.

The Auditor Always Rings Twice
Minneapolis Happening Magazine | Theater of Public Policy | Feb 17, 2017
If you’re like most Minnesotans, each year you eagerly await the audit of your local government’s finances. But have you ever wondered who produces that thrilling page-turner of a beach read? The J.K. Rowling of Minnesota financial documents is none other than State Auditor Rebecca Otto, our guest March 13. As if being state auditor weren’t exciting enough, Otto has announced a run for a new job, Governor. We’ll ask her about both, and if she can help us reconcile these expense reports.

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