Senator Becca Rausch was first elected to the Massachusetts Senate on November 6, 2018. She is currently serving her third term.
First elected in an iconic 2018 victory, Massachusetts State Senator Becca Rausch (D-Needham) represents the Norfolk, Worcester and Middlesex District. She is the first woman and first Jewish person to serve several of the district’s communities in the Senate. Re-elected in 2020 and 2022, Senator Rausch is currently serving her third term and is the only mother of children under 10 in the Senate.
A former practicing attorney and law professor, Senator Rausch serves as the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources, the Senate Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities, and the Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on the Census. She is also a member of the Joint Committees on Agriculture, Education, Revenue, and Emergency Preparedness and Management. In the first few weeks of her tenure, Senator Rausch served on the Temporary Committee on Rules, an appointment rarely earned by first-year legislators.
The granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor and a published author on reproductive health and justice and body size and the law, Senator Rausch is a lifelong advocate for social justice, fairness, and equity for all. Her legislative portfolio advances these core values across a multitude of issues, including personal and public health, public education, election reform, climate action, youth mental health, transparency and good government, and reproductive health and justice.
Prior to her election to the Massachusetts Legislature, Senator Rausch worked for over a decade as a practicing attorney, spanning both the private and public sectors. During her tenure at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, she became the first e-discovery attorney in the history of the Commonwealth's Executive Branch and earned a Citation for Outstanding Performance. Senator Rausch is also a former elected local legislator, union steward, and law professor. She holds degrees from Brandeis University (B.A.), Northeastern University School of Law (J.D.), and the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (LL.M.).
Senator Rausch lives in Needham with her husband and their two young children.