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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.


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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.

Waconia mayor invites Otto to speak
Sun Patriot | Feb 15, 2017
“Whoever the next governor turns out to be, they will know Waconia and the people who live here,” said Sanborn, a Republican. Otto agrees with the mayor’s sentiment. “The best leadership starts with listening to people,” she said.

One month after launch, gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Otto has hosted dozens of events
News Release | Feb 09, 2017
Since launching her campaign for governor, Rebecca Otto has hosted dozens of events. She heard from hundreds of Minnesotans through in-person listening sessions, a tele-town hall, live chats on Twitter and Facebook, and through letters she asked for and received from residents all around the state—truly using as many avenues as possible to hear from Minnesotans of all backgrounds.

Governor candidate Otto to be in Morris Feb. 23
Morris Sun Tribune | Feb 08, 2017
Minnesota State Auditor and Gubernatorial Candidate Rebecca Otto will speak at University of Minnesota Morris from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, as part of her statewide listening tour.

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