The District Attorney
Mr. Otero was elected District Attorney in June 1994 and took office in January 1995. As the elected District Attorney he served two terms as President of the California District Attorneys Association (CDAA) in 2002 to 2004, co-chair of the CDAA Rural Counties Committee and was a member of the State Advisory Committee on Sexual Assault under the former California Office of Criminal Justice Planning. He is currently on the CDAA Board of Directors. In addition to his involvement with CDAA, Mr. Otero serves on the Executive Boards of the California Border Alliance Group and the Imperial Valley Drug Coalition as well as Chair of the Imperial County Narcotics Task Force.
Mr. Otero and his wife, Deborah, have three children and two grandchildren.