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 represent the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District in the Senate.


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-term legislators. She also serves on the board of directors for the National Association of Jewish Legislators (NAJL).

​Reflecting her commitment to intersectional social justice, fairness, and equality for all, Senator Rausch’s legislative priorities include election reform, reproductive justice, infectious disease prevention, combating climate change, prohibiting discrimination, supporting families, and transparency in government. In her first term, she successfully advanced stand-alone bills and several amendments in each of these policy areas, as well as rules changes and on-the-record voting.


Prior to Rausch’s election to the Senate, she served as an elected local government official 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.