Becca is one of 11 women elected to the Massachusetts Senate on November 6, 2018.
We asked Becca why she decided to run for office. Her response: “I ran for office because I knew I had more to give, and I knew my district needed my leadership and meaningful engagement. I wanted to put my skills and experience, combined with my lifelong dedication to progressive values, to work improving people’s lives throughout our communities and our Commonwealth. I ran to make a difference, to give voice to people previously unheard, and to change the conversation. I am very proud that my team and I have already achieved those goals, and we will continue advancing those goals on Beacon Hill, fighting to protect and promote social justice, fairness, equality for all, and defending against hate and discrimination for any reason.”
More about Becca
Becca Rausch is the Massachusetts Senator for the Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex District. She is the third woman, the second Democrat, and the first Jewish person to hold her seat Senator Rausch is an elected local legislator and an attorney with over a decade of experience spanning both the private and public sectors, including having earned a Citation for Outstanding Performance for her service to the Executive Branch. She is also a former union steward and law professor. Her areas of expertise include information governance and knowledge/records management, data privacy and security, and health law and policy. 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 equality for all. She holds degrees from Brandeis University (B.A., 2001), Northeastern University School of Law (J.D., 2004), and the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (LL.M., 2011).
Outside of her public service, Senator Rausch is an internationally acclaimed Israeli dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She is the founding director of Zikukim (Hebrew for “fireworks”), the premier professional Israeli dance company in New England. The company’s credits include performances for the Red Sox, the Celtics, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the United Nations. For nearly a decade, Senator Rausch served on the Board of Directors for the Israel Folkdance Festival of Boston.
Senator Rausch lives in Needham with her husband, their two young children, and their dog (a big, floppy, and loving Goldendoodle).