Alex Otte was selected as the 2021-2022 MADD National President. Alex has been fighting for stronger laws since she joined the MADD family when she was only 13 years old after she was severely injured by an intoxicated boat operator. Otte became involved with MADD as a volunteer, attending annual Walk Like MADD events and connecting with students in high schools in her home state of Kentucky. She worked with MADD Kentucky staff and other dedicated volunteers to pass state legislation requiring the use of ignition interlocks for drunk driving offenders — first in 2015 and again in 2019, making Kentucky the 34th state with an all-offender ignition interlock law. Alex spoke out again on behalf of Marsy’s Law, a crime victims’ rights bill, in Kentucky in

2018 and 2020, when it was ultimately added as an amendment to the state constitution. Alex served as a National Teen Leader for MADD in 2014 and was awarded MADD’s National Youth Activist of the Year award in 2015 for her tireless efforts to pass ignition interlock legislation in her state. Now as MADD’s national spokesperson, Alex urges teens and young adults to abstain from alcohol until 21 and encourages parents and other role models to have this conversation with those in their sphere of influence. “I look forward to continuing MADD’s 40- year legacy of putting a name and a face to the thousands of victims of drunk and drugged driving,” Otte said. “The stories we share have the power to save lives.”

I look forward to continuing MADD’s 40-year legacy of putting a name and a face to the thousands of victims of drunk and drugged driving

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