Senator Rich Draheim

Proudly representing Senate District 20
Communities in Le Sueur, Rice, and Scott counties

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Meet Senator Draheim

Rich Draheim is a small business owner and Washington Township resident serving his first term in the Minnesota State Senate representing District 20. The district includes most of Le Sueur County, northern Rice County and southern Scott County, including the cities of Le Sueur, New Prague, Belle Plaine, Elko, New Market, Montgomery, Lonsdale, Northfield, and surrounding townships.

Draheim, a Business Administration graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato, has nearly three decades of business management experience. He began his career working 19 years for area John Deere implement dealerships, owned and operated the Westwood Marina on Lake Washington, and currently owns and manages the highly successful Weichert Realtors, Community Group of Mankato and the New Ulm Event Center.

Draheim’s legislative priorities include job creation and growth of main street economies, reduced regulatory burden on farmers and small business owners, equitable education funding, government reform and accountability, term-limits, reducing the cost of health care through price transparency, and an overall emphasis on effective and efficient government.

Draheim and his wife, Lynnette, have been married for 16 years. They are the parents of two children who attend public school in Cleveland. The family attends Hosanna Lutheran Church, Mankato, where Draheim has been an active member for 40 years.



  • Vice Chair, Higher Education Finance and Policy
  • Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance
  • Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Policy
  • Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy