Candidate Profile
Greg Raths

Republican , California


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

Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon



California Republican Assembly, Combat Veterans For Congress, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness Second Revolution

Reported by Candidate

Combat Veterans For Congress, California Republican Assembly, Mayor Barbara Kogerman of Laguna Hills, CA, Mayor Dave Leckness of Mission Viejo, CA, 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.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

Strongly Agree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.


People should be able to vote without photo identification.


The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

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, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court, Industry, Academia, Media, Professional Sports

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Life of the mother

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

The Constitution gives the people the power, not the government.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Christian. Traditional family values.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?


Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

Crafted and balanced the budget for the city of Mission Viejo for 2016 & 2017 with a surplus. Mission Viejo is the safest city in California. Pro-law enforcement. Pro-gun. Military Officer for 30 years. Retired in 2004 at the rank of colonel. Three combat operations flying the F/A-18 Hornet, the most significant, Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Strong family values. Married for 34 years. Three wonderful successful children, and four grandchildren.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 949-292-2468

Additional comment from candidate:

I am resolute in my commitment to serve the people, not the political parties or the special interests. I live by conservative principles that have guided me throughout my life and throughout my years of service to our country. At the core of my principles lies a firm belief in a limited government that inspires trust, and demands accountability. I am a passionate leader and defender of national security, economic growth so all can thrive, and moving our country forward towards the equality of rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.


  • 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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