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Monday, April 14, 2014 8:40 PM

Former lawmaker switching parties

By DYLAN LYSEN, Herald Staff Writer

LEROY — A former lawmaker who never shied away from expressing his opinions is switching parties, but not values, he said.

Former state Rep. Bill Otto, LeRoy, who represented parts of Franklin County before redistricting in 2012 and losing his seat to state House Speaker Pro Tem Peggy Mast, R-Emporia, announced he will switch political affiliation from Republican to Independent.

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