Meet Chris

I grew up on my grandparent's farm, learning about life's values and the importance of hard work. In my 20's, I developed my professional skills in film and business. Through setbacks and achievements, I've embraced servant leadership, prioritizing people first to deliver results. Co-founding successful businesses in my 30's, I've turned challenges into impactful solutions for both local and global organizations.

Now at 38, my professional focus is on enhancing student transportation, specifically for McKinney-Vento designated youth facing mobility issues and homelessness. As I complete a master's degree in strategic leadership later this year, I've grown with intentionality to better serve people. I'm choosing to further my calling of serving others by asking for your trust as a legislative leader for Minnesota and beyond.

    Meet the Rausch family

    This is my beautiful wife, Heidi, and our adorable daughter. Recently, we joyfully welcomed a new addition through adoption, and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our third child. For us, Owatonna has become the home we never knew we needed. The warmth of this community and its remarkable people consistently surprise us in the best ways.

    Throughout the years, Heidi and I have found immense joy in serving and supporting people, various causes, and organizations. We continue to feel the strong calling to serve and represent our community. Why? It's simple – we want our children to learn from our example. We don't need more politics; we need leaders with character, common sense, and truth.

    My Values

    Truth & Wisdom

    Truth is the property of being in accordance with fact and reality. Wisdom is the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; then knowing how and when to apply them.

    Character & Trust

    Character is doing what is right when no one else is watching. Trust is the confidence others place in you to do the right thing when no one else is watching.

    Liberty & Justice

    Liberty is the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views. Justice is the security of one's liberty.