Press Release: Crime Survivors PAC Endorses Greg Raths for Congress
Councilman/Retired USMC Colonel Greg Raths
Endorsed by Crime Survivors PAC for California’s 45th Congressional District
Orange County, CA (June 30, 2020) – Colonel Greg Raths, USMC (Ret.), a Mission Viejo Councilman, has received the endorsement of Crime Survivors PAC. He is the Republican nominee for the House of Representatives against freshman incumbent Representative Katie Porter (D-Irvine), who is endorsed by none of the mayors in the 45th District. The district has a 2.4% Republican registration advantage.
“As a retired U.S. Marine Colonel and decorated veteran, Greg Raths has demonstrated unparalleled experience in being a leader dedicated to American safety,” said Patricia Wenskunas, Founder and CEO of Crime Survivors, Inc. “The devotion that Raths has shown to the well-being of Orange County locals as both Mayor and City Council Member of Mission Viejo helped lead to a 27% reduction in crime.”
“I believe Orange County needs a leader like Greg Raths who puts an emphasis on the importance of keeping our cities a safe place to raise a family and thrive,” continued Wenskunas. “My gratitude for a principled and personable candidate like Greg Raths is immense and I fully endorse him in the race for California’s 45th Congressional District.”
“It is an honor to be endorsed by Patricia Wenskunas and Crime Survivors PAC, who are such strong advocates for standing up to criminals and standing up for the rights of crime victims,” said Raths. “I am grateful that they have recognized my record in protecting law-abiding citizens against harm by dangerous criminals.”
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. He is the Vice Chairman of 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.