The Lincoln Club of Orange County has endorsed Colonel Greg Raths, USMC (Ret.) for the 45th Congressional District. Raths is challenging freshman Representative Katie Porter (D-Irvine) for the seat.
“As mayor, Greg Raths delivered results for taxpayers, providing a balanced budget with a $6 million surplus. With his experience as a small businessman, he understands what it takes to help the economy recover. A retired Marine colonel, Greg served our country honorably as a decorated fighter pilot. The Lincoln Club of Orange County is proud to endorse Greg Raths to be our next member of Congress for the 45th District.”
“It is an honor to be endorsed by the Lincoln Club, the oldest pro-business political organization in Orange County,” said Raths. “I am proud that the Lincoln Club recognizes my experience as a business owner, combat decorated fighter pilot, and Mayor of Mission Viejo to be the best fit for the residents of Orange County in the 45th Congressional District.”
Colonel Greg Raths, USMC (Ret.) is serving his second term on the Mission Viejo City Council and is the city’s former Mayor. A combat decorated fighter pilot, Greg flew 75 combat missions in Iraq, Kuwait, and Somalia flying the F/A-18 Hornet. He was later selected to serve in the prestigious White House Military Office as Chief of Staff. After retiring from the Marine Corps in 2004, he flew for Jet Blue Airways as a commercial airline pilot, and then went into business as president of an Orange County company. Greg currently serves as president of the Mission Viejo Rotary Club and on the Orange County Veterans Advisory Council.
Greg earned his master’s degree from National Defense University, bachelor’s degrees from Arizona State University and Cal State Fullerton, and associate’s degrees from Saddleback College and Phoenix College. Greg moved to Orange County in 1977 when he was assigned to the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. Married since 1982, Greg and Luci have three children and six grandchildren.
This article was released by Greg Raths for Congress 2020.