Mission Viejo, California, March 25, 2019. Today, Mission Viejo’s Mayor, Greg Raths, filed his Declaration of Candidacy for election to the United States House of Representatives from California’s 45th Congressional District. The seat, captured last November by Democrat Katie Porter, had until then always been in Republican hands.
Raths is pro-life, pro-Second Amendment and promises to never vote for a tax increase. He supports tough security at our southern border including a wall, and completely rejects the Green New Deal as irrational, and because, Raths says, “it would completely destroy the America we know and love”.
Raths, retired after a distinguished career as a Marine Corps fighter pilot, rose to the rank of Colonel. A decorated combat pilot, Raths retired from the Corps in 2004 after 30 years’ service to our country. He pledges to make better treatment for our veterans a key issue in his campaign. He is married to Luci Raths and has three children and six grandchildren. He was first elected to the Mission Viejo City Council on November 4, 2014.