Concord, NH - Sen. Jim Rausch, R-Derry, announced today that he will not seek re-election this fall, and issued the following statement:
“After 14 years in the legislature, I have decided not to seek reelection this November in order to spend more time with my growing family.
“As Lorinda and I look forward to welcoming our first grandchild this fall, I’ve decided to step aside in order to ensure I can fully enjoy this special time and the years ahead with my family, and also so that the residents of District 19 can continue to have a voice in the Senate who will give this job the time, energy, and commitment it requires.
“Throughout my time in the legislature, my goal has been to try and solve problems in order to improve our state and the lives of my constituents. I’ve been privileged to work with dedicated legislators of both parties to create a sustainable education funding formula, strengthen our Career & Technical Education program, and most recently to pass a transportation funding bill that will ensure our infrastructure network is both safe and conducive to economic growth.
“It has been a tremendous honor to serve the State of New Hampshire in the State House, and I thank the residents of Derry, Hampstead, and Windham for giving me the opportunity to do so, as well as my family and friends for the sacrifices they have made over the years that have allowed me to do this job I’ve enjoyed so much.”