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Valentine Rausch's Biography
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Valentine 'Val' Bryce Rausch
Wife: Paula; 4 Children: Miles, Bryce, Molly, Brenna
Big Stone City
BS, Northern State University, 1982
Speaker Pro Tempore, South Dakota State House
Former Speaker Pro Tempore, South Dakota State House of Representatives
Speaker, South Dakota State House of Representatives, present
Candidate, South Dakota State Senate, District 4, 2012
Candidate, South Dakota State House, District 4, 2000
Mayor, City of Big Stone, 1993-1999
Member, County Planning and Zoning Board, 1997-1999
Member, Board of Directors, Northeast South Dakota Health Care Board, 2003-present
Member, Board of Directors, First District Association of Local Governments, 1999
Task Force Member, Municipal League of South Dakota, 1998
Owner/Operator, Omega Lettering Incorporated, 2000-present
Vice President/Sales Manager, Rausch Brothers Monument Company, 1983-2000
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus, 2001-2003
Member, Board of Directors, Northwest Monument Builders, 1990-2000
Member, Jaycee's, 1982-2000
Trustee, Monument Builders of North America, 1995-2000
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