Jim Rausch

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Jim Rausch
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New Hampshire State Senate District 19
Incumbent
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 5
2000 - 2010
Personal
ProfessionVeterinarian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jim B. Rausch is a Republican member of the New Hampshire State Senate, representing District 19. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Rausch served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Rockingham 5 from 2000 to 2010.

Biography

Rausch earned his D.V.M. from Michigan State University in 1972. His professional experience includes working as a staff veterinarian at Salem Animal Hospital, which he previously owned.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Rausch served on the following committees:

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Budget, Chair
Transportation
Ways and Means

2011-2012

Issues

Campaign themes

Rausch's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • "Oppose: a sales tax and income tax"
  • "Control of state spending"
  • "Widening of I-93 to four lanes, north and south from Salem to Manchester"
  • "Creating business opportunity"
  • "Economic growth and development for job creation"
  • "Creating an education formula that is fair to all NH communities"
  • "Restoring the New Hampshire Advantage"

Elections

2012

See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2012

Rausch won re-election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire State Senate, District 19. Rausch ran unopposed in the September 11th Republican primary election and defeated R. Christopher Reisdorf (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Rausch Incumbent 60.3% 15,927
     Democratic Christopher Reisdorf 39.7% 10,473
Total Votes 26,400

2010

See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Rausch won election to the New Hampshire State Senate. He faced no opposition in the September 14 primary and defeated Kristi St. Laurent in the general election.[3][4]

New Hampshire State Senate, District 19 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Rausch (R) 11,309
Kristi St. Laurent (D) 5,365

2008

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Rausch won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives from Rockingham County District 5, which sends eleven representatives to the New Hampshire House of Representatives, by finishing with the tenth-highest vote total in the election. Rausch received 5,398 votes. The other winning candidates from District 5 were Phyllis Katsakiores (R) with 6,670 votes, Patricia Dowling (R) with 6,632 votes, George Katsakiores (R) with 6,141 votes, Frank Sapareto (R) with 5,999 votes, Kenneth Gould (R) with 5,761 votes, Beverly Ann Ferrante (R) with 5,684 votes, Gina Hutchinson (D) with 5,557 votes, Robert Fesh (R) with 5,515 votes, Barbara McCarthy (D) with 5,490 votes, and John Gleason (R) with 5,373 votes. The losing candidates in the race were Brian Chirichiello (R) with 5,270 votes, Kevin Reichard (R) with 5,257 votes, Elizabeth Ives (D) with 5,190 votes, Dan McKenna (D) with 5,157 votes, Cristi Egenolf with 4,987 votes, Alyssa Graham (D) with 4,968 votes, Brent Carney (D) with 4,914 votes, Beth Darasz (D) with 4,327 votes, Nick Arancio (D) with 4,314 votes, Martin Poitzsch (D) with 3,906 votes, and George Fodor (D) with 3,301 votes.[5]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham District 5
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Phyllis Katsakiores (R) 6,670
Green check mark transparent.png Patricia Dowling (R) 6,632
Green check mark transparent.png George Katsakiores (R) 6,141
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Sapareto (R) 5,999
Green check mark transparent.png Kenneth Gould (R) 5,761
Green check mark transparent.png Beverly Ann Ferrante (R) 5,684
Green check mark transparent.png Gina Hutchinson (D) 5,557
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Fesh (R) 5,515
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara McCarthy (D) 5,490
Green check mark transparent.png James Rausch (R) 5,398
Green check mark transparent.png John Gleason (R) 5,373
Brian Chirichiello (R) 5,270
Kevin Reichard (R) 5,257
Elizabeth Ives (D) 5,190
Dan McKenna (D) 5,157
Cristi Egenolf (D) 4,987
Alyssa Graham (D) 4,968
Brent Carney (D) 4,914
Beth Darasz (D) 4,327
Nick Arancio (D) 4,314
Martin Poitzsch (D) 3,906
George Fodor (D) 3,301

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for is available dating back to . Based on available campaign finance records, raised a total of $77,445 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.[6]

Jim Rausch's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Hampshire Senate, District 19 Won $33,615
2010 New Hampshire Senate, District 19 Won $43,830
2008 New Hampshire House, Rockingham 5 Won $0
2006 New Hampshire House, Rockingham 5 Won $0
2004 New Hampshire House, Rockingham 5 Won $0
2002 New Hampshire House, District 77 Won $0
2000 New Hampshire House, District 13 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $77,445

2012

Rausch won re-election to the New Hampshire State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Rausch raised a total of $33,615.
New Hampshire State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Rausch's campaign in 2012
New Hampshire Association Of Realtors$2,100
Public Service Of New Hampshire$1,900
Romney Victory, Inc.$1,600
New Hampshire Auto Dealers Association$1,500
Demers & Blaisdell$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$33,615
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Rausch won election to the New Hampshire State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Rausch raised a total of $43,830.

2008

Rausch won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Rausch did not raise any money.[7]

2006

Rausch won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Rausch did not raise any money.[8]

2004

Rausch won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Rausch did not raise any money.[9]

2002

Rausch won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Rausch did not raise any money.[10]

2000

Rausch won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Rausch did not raise any money.[11]

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 163rd New Hampshire General Court, first year, was in session from January 2 to July 1. In 2014, the 163rd New Hampshire General Court, second year, was in session from January 8 through June 13.

  • Legislators are scored based on votes on bills relating to economic freedom and prosperity.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes on bills relating to economic freedom and prosperity.
  • Legislators are scored based on pro-liberty and anti-liberty votes.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on key business legislation.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 162nd New Hampshire General Court, first year, was in session from January 5 through July 1. In 2012, the 162nd New Hampshire General Court, second year, was in session from January 4 through June 27.

  • Legislators are scored based on if they voted with the traditional principles and values of the Republican Party.
  • Legislators are scored based on pro-liberty and anti-liberty votes.
  • Legislators are scored based on pro-liberty and anti-liberty votes.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on key business legislation.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on key business legislation.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on 39 roll call votes in the House and 20 roll call votes in the Senate during the 2011-2012 session.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jim Rausch endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Letourneau
New Hampshire State Senate District 19
2010–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham District 5
2000–2010
Succeeded by
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