Rural Action Caucus

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    Rural Action Caucus

    Since 1997, the Rural Action Caucus (RAC) has represented the nearly 70 percent of America's counties that are rural, addressing critical federal, state and local issues impacting these unique communities. In Washington, D.C., RAC is the voice of rural counties before Congress and the White House. 

    The Rural Action Caucus (RAC) is a key component of NACo's mission in supporting county officials in the pursuit of excellence in public service. County officials from these areas are dedicated to solving the unique issues impacting local communities and rural economic development, including making daily decisions impacting roughly 60 million Americans.

    These include infrastructure development, broadband deployment, development of new rural clinics and hospitals, road and bridge construction and maintenance, business development opportunities and many more county responsibilities.

    Download the 2022 - 2023 RAC membership roster.

    2022 - 2023 Caucus Leadership

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    Organization Prefix Individual Job Title Position
    WV Mercer County Hon. Greg Puckett Commissioner Chair
    CA  Butte County  Hon. Debra Lucero Supervisor Vice Chair
    LA Iberia Parish Hon. Eugene Olivier Councilman Vice Chair
    CA Mono County Hon. John Peters Supervisor Vice Chair
    AL Calhoun County Hon. Lee Patterson Commissioner Vice Chair
    AZ  Coconino County Hon.  Lena Fowler Supervisor Vice Chair
    OR Coos County Hon. Melissa Cribbins Commissioner Vice Chair
    MS Oktibbeha County Hon. Orlando Trainer Supervisor Vice Chair
    NE Banner County Hon. Robert Post Commissioner Vice Chair
    TX Comanche County Hon. Stephanie Davis County Judge Vice Chair
    WV Greenbrier County Hon. Tammy Tincher Commissioner Vice Chair
    MN Stearns County Hon. Tarryl Clark Commissioner Vice Chair
    MN Blue Earth County Hon. Vance Stuehrenberg Commissioner Vice Chair 
    The Rural Action Caucus (RAC) is a key component of NACo's mission in supporting county officials in the pursuit of excellence in public service. RAC is the voice for America's rural counties, which represent two-thirds of the nation's 3,069 counties designated as rural, serving a combined population of 60 million.
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    2022-09-21

Since 1997, the Rural Action Caucus (RAC) has represented the nearly 70 percent of America's counties that are rural, addressing critical federal, state and local issues impacting these unique communities. In Washington, D.C., RAC is the voice of rural counties before Congress and the White House. 

The Rural Action Caucus (RAC) is a key component of NACo's mission in supporting county officials in the pursuit of excellence in public service. County officials from these areas are dedicated to solving the unique issues impacting local communities and rural economic development, including making daily decisions impacting roughly 60 million Americans.

These include infrastructure development, broadband deployment, development of new rural clinics and hospitals, road and bridge construction and maintenance, business development opportunities and many more county responsibilities.

Download the 2022 - 2023 RAC membership roster.


2022 - 2023 Caucus Leadership

State

Organization Prefix Individual Job Title Position
WV Mercer County Hon. Greg Puckett Commissioner Chair
CA  Butte County  Hon. Debra Lucero Supervisor Vice Chair
LA Iberia Parish Hon. Eugene Olivier Councilman Vice Chair
CA Mono County Hon. John Peters Supervisor Vice Chair
AL Calhoun County Hon. Lee Patterson Commissioner Vice Chair
AZ  Coconino County Hon.  Lena Fowler Supervisor Vice Chair
OR Coos County Hon. Melissa Cribbins Commissioner Vice Chair
MS Oktibbeha County Hon. Orlando Trainer Supervisor Vice Chair
NE Banner County Hon. Robert Post Commissioner Vice Chair
TX Comanche County Hon. Stephanie Davis County Judge Vice Chair
WV Greenbrier County Hon. Tammy Tincher Commissioner Vice Chair
MN Stearns County Hon. Tarryl Clark Commissioner Vice Chair
MN Blue Earth County Hon. Vance Stuehrenberg Commissioner Vice Chair 

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  • Legislative Director – Transportation | Rural Action Caucus  
    (202) 942-4264