Rachael served for eight years as the mayor of a small town in Oklahoma. The task was true public service, was unpaid and it required hundreds of hours of grant writing for numerous projects, including newly paved streets and a brand new rural water system. She also managed (and won) a campaign, the only of its kind at the time, to gain public support for one Oklahoma county's ten small fire departments. She wrote all of the campaign literature as well as running and writing for another campaign for the position of county commissioner. Rachael has also served as a speech and policy writer for several state and city level politicians in Oklahoma and Louisiana. She is considered a local expert on the Open Meetings and Open Records Act.