Biography

Elected in an iconic 2018 victory, Senator Becca Rausch is an effective agent of positive change in the Massachusetts Legislature. She is the third woman, the second Democrat, and the first Jewish person to hold her seat.

Rausch is the Chairperson for the Joint Committee on Municipalities, Vice Chair for the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, and a member of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities, Joint Committee on Public Health, Joint Committee on Public Service, Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, and the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs. In the first few weeks of her tenure, Senator Rausch was appointed by Senate President Karen Spilka to serve on the Senate's Temporary Committee on Rules, an honor rarely earned by first-year legislators.

Reflecting her commitment to intersectional social justice, fairness, and equality for all, Senator Rausch’s legislative priorities include reproductive health and justice, universal health care, public health improvements, combating climate change, voting rights, protecting against discrimination, supporting families, information accessibility and data privacy, transparency, and good government.

 

Prior Rausch’s election to the Senate, she served as an elected Needham Town Meeting Member and an award-winning Secretariat-level attorney in both the Patrick and Baker administrations. Rausch is a former law professor and scholar, union steward, and private sector attorney. She is also a graduate of the Emerge Massachusetts flagship program. Senator Rausch lives in Needham with her spouse, their two young children, and their floppy, loving Goldendoodle.

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Former health care attorney, litigator, and health law professor.  

  • Honored for outstanding service to the Commonwealth by Governor Charlie Baker

  • Published author specifically on the advancement and protection of reproductive rights and justice.

  • Fostered and supported inter-agency collaboration within MA Executive Branch

  • Crafted and implemented records management and response strategies and solutions for our state government, improving efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Recognized for published work on equity in health care

 

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