Candidate Profile
Greg Raths

Republican , California


Greg Raths
U.S. Rep., Dist. 45

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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness Second Revolution

Reported by Candidate

Dave Leckness Andrew Blount Barbara Kogerman Bill Craycraft General JK Davis USMC Major General TF Ghormley USMC

Selected Contributions


Dana Rohrabacher, Ed Royce, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Rep. Paul C. Broun, Jr., MD, Scott Walker







Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Agree

4. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

5. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

6. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

7. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Agree

8. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

9. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.


11. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

12. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Agree

13. People should be able to vote without photo identification.


14. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?

I want our Constitutional rights respected, protected, and ensured. My promise is that I will represent the residents of CA-45th District in Washington, aggressively fighting for our security, our prosperity, and our liberty each and every day. My agenda will be solutions…not politics. It is time for new vision, new determination, and new solutions that will restore the American dream. And we need to stand true to the principles of the Constitution that founded this great country. Limited gov't.

15. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.

-Ease regulations and taxes Create jobs by freeing business from excessive taxes and regulations. As a former president of an Orange County business I have endured the burden big government places on business of all sizes. -Attack the federal debt by cutting spending and waste. I know where to find the waste in the Pentagon, and it permeates all levels of government. -Encourage an effective while cost-efficient healthcare system. Obamacare must be substituted with a free-market system that provides quality and personal choice without growing the government, invading our privacy, and raising our premiums.

16. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

Life of the mother.

17. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, Constitution, Voter, Supreme Court, Congress

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Roman Catholic.


  • Arizona State University, Tempe, BS, 1975
  • National Defense University, Washington, D.C., MS, 1996
  • California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, BA, 2013
Work & Military
  • USMC, Colonel, 1975-2004
  • Unite OC Toastmasters, Treasurer
  • American Legion Post 291, Member
  • Rotary of Mission Viejo, Fundraiser Chairman
  • VFW, Member
  • NRA, Member
  • Association of Naval Aviation, Member
  • Marine Corps Aviation Association, Member
  • Patriots & Paws, President of the Board
  • Mayor Pro Tem of Mission Viejo, Held 2014-2015
  • Councilman of Mission Viejo, Held 2016
  • U.S. House of Representatives 45th District, Sought 2014

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