Mayor Greg Raths pledges to support term limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises candidate Greg Raths, 2020 U.S. House candidate for California’s 45th District, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

Raths is the first signer in this race. U.S. Term Limits has the support of nearly 70 pledge signers in Congress so far. USTL President Philip Blumel commented on Raths’ pledge saying, “Greg’s support of term limits shows that there are individuals who are willing to put self-interest aside to follow the will of the people. America needs a Congress that will be served by citizen legislators, not career politicians.”

Blumel also noted, “We have seen a dramatic increase in supporters wanting term limits on Congress. More than 82% of Americans have rejected the career politician model and want to replace it with citizen leadership. The way to achieve that goal is through congressional term limits.”

The term limits amendment resolutions would require a two-thirds majority in the House and Senate, and ratification by 38 states, in order to become part of the U.S. Constitution.

A congressional term limit amendment is the one bipartisan issue supported by both President Trump and former President Obama.

View Raths’s signed pledge here.

Greg Raths is running for the 45th Congressional District representing all or portions of Irvine, Tustin, Villa Park, Orange, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, Anaheim, Aliso Viejo, and Laguna Niguel.

Colonel Greg Raths USMC (RET) served our nation for 30 years in the United States Marine Corps. He is a decorated combat fighter pilot of Operation Desert Storm, Southern Watch & Restore Hope. He was a F/A-18 Hornet Fighter Squadron Commanding Officer aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln. He also served as the Chief of Staff for the White House Military Office.

Raths has been part of the Orange County community for many years. He came to Mission Viejo in 1978 as a young First Lieutenant, where he was assigned to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing at the Marine Corps Air Station in El Toro. He is married to Luci, and together they have three children and six grandchildren.

He was first elected to the Mission Viejo City Council in 2014, and re-elected in 2018. He was unanimously appointed as Mayor of Mission Viejo by his Council colleagues for 2019.

The primary election is on March 3rd, 2020, with the top two vote recipients advancing to the general election on November 3rd, 2020.

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This article was released by Greg Raths for Congress 2020 Committee.