CA-45: Greg Raths (R)
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November 3, 2020 by TWN Staff

About Raths: 

Raths moved to Orange County in 1977 when he was assigned to the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station flying the F-4 Phantom II. Raths met his wife Luci in 1980, married in 1982, and Orange County has been their home ever since where they have raised their three children.

As a combat decorated fighter pilot, Raths flew 75 combat missions in Iraq, Kuwait, and Somalia flying the F/A-18 Hornet. As the assistant chief of staff of the White House Military Office, Raths kept communications between the Commander-in-Chief and Pentagon intact. 

After retiring from the Marine Corps in 2004, Raths flew for jetBlue Airways as a commercial airline pilot, then went into business as president of a company in Anaheim. 

He was elected to the Mission Viejo City Council in 2014, re-elected in 2018, and served as mayor in 2019. While he was mayor, crime was reduced by 27%, the 2019 budget had a $6 million surplus, and unemployment was lowered below 2%. 

Raths will fight to lower health care premiums and prescription drug prices, expand coverage to pre-existing conditions, and allow every American access to low group rates.

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