|New Hampshire State Senate District 19|
|2010 - Present|
|December 3, 2014|
|Years in position||4|
|Base salary||$200/two-year term|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 5|
|2000 - 2010|
Rausch served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Rockingham 5 from 2000 to 2010.
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Rausch served on the following committees:
|New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Capital Budget, Chair|
|• Ways and Means|
|New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Capital Budget|
|• Transportation, Chair|
|• Ways and Means|
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"
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.
|New Hampshire State Senate, District 19, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Jim Rausch Incumbent||60.3%||15,927|
|New Hampshire State Senate, District 19 General election (2010)|
|Jim Rausch (R)||11,309|
|Kristi St. Laurent (D)||5,365|
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. 
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Rausch was up for re-election, he collected $43,830 in donations.
Listed below are the four largest contributors to Rausch's 2010 campaign.
|Friends Of Bob Letourneau||$2,000|
|New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association||$2,000|
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- Jim Rausch's official campaign website
- Senate website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Union Leader, "John DiStaso's Granite Status: Leading Cain supporter Jack Kimball sticking with embattled candidate," December 1, 2011
- WMUR Political Scoop "2012 Candidate List
- New Hampshire Secretary of State "2012 Candidate List
- New Hampshire Secretary of State, Official Primary Results
- New Hampshire House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- 2010 campaign contributions
|New Hampshire State Senate District 19
| Succeeded by|
|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham District 5
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