Valentine Rausch

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Valentine (Val) B. Rausch is a state legislator in South Dakota. He is a Republican who represents District 4 in the State Assembly. He is the Chair of the Legislative Procedure Committee and a member of the Local Government and State Affairs Committee.[1]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Rausch is the South Dakota State Chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), as of 2011.[2]

About ALEC
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  1. South Dakota Legislature. 2011 Session - Representative Val Rausch. Government website. Accessed July 10, 2011.
  2. American Legislative Exchange Council. State Chairmen. Organizational website. Accessed July 9, 2011.
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