Born and raised in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, Rachel has been a resident of southeastern Wisconsin for nearly all of her life. She graduated from Cedarburg High School and went on to Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, MI, where she earned her BA and her education degree.
Rachel married in 1997, and she and her husband Dave and their son Luke have made their home in Hartford, WI. They have lived in the city for 14 years and are involved in the community and their church, Wellspring Community Church.
Rachel currently serves as an Alderperson for the Hartford Common Council, a position she has held for six years. As an alderperson, Rachel has served on the Utility Committee and the Hartford Community Development Authority Committee. She is the chairperson of the Public Works Committee and the liaison to the Police and Fire Commission. She is ready to bring all of her municipal government experience to Madison as the 59th District State Assembly Representative.
As a teacher for over 20 years, Rachel has extensive experience in all aspects of education. The passion she brings into the classroom stems from a deep desire to educate students with the understanding that they are the future. What they learn and how they learn matters to all of us.
It is Rachel’s desire to take these experiences to Madison and work to make Wisconsin schools safe places of real learning. Rachel also wants state and local governments to work closely to make the best decisions for the greatest number of Wisconsin residents. She also strongly believes in helping the vibrant agriculture businesses of Wisconsin to continue to be able to be successful.