Senator Rich Draheim (R- Madison Lake) announced his intention to run in the newly formed Senate District 22. A five-member panel of judges released maps that go into effect for the upcoming election. He released the following statement:

“After speaking with my family and campaign supporters, I’ll run for re-election in the newly formed Senate District 22. I currently represent the people in Le Sueur, Rice, and Scott Counties and I’m already working to meet new constituents and residents in Blue Earth, Faribault, Watowan and Martin counties. Redistricting gives us all an opportunity to meet new voters and share our experiences. I have a record of lowering taxes, stopping government overreach, and protecting people’s rights. I’ll continue to work on behalf of my constituents to give back the surplus with meaningful tax relief, keeping our communities safe, and empowering parents as partners in their kids’ education. 


“I also want to thank my friend and colleague Julie Rosen for her years of service to the state and her support for my re-election. Minnesota has benefitted from her dedication, something I know her constituents can attest to, and we will miss her dearly as she retires from the legislature.”


Draheim is in his second team at the Senate, he was first elected in 2016. He currently serves as the Chair of the Housing Committee. He lives in Madison Lake with his wife and two children.