GOP Congressman Mike Garcia

First generation American citizen Mike Garcia was a highly decorated United States Naval Officer whose record-setting flying performance earned him the honor of becoming one of the first Super Hornet strike fighter pilots in the Navy. He flew over 30 combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom in the skies above Baghdad, Fallujah and Tikrit.

Garcia is a native of Santa Clarita since his move to Saugus in 1982 with his mom and step-dad (LAPD officer) at the age of 6. A top graduate of Saugus High School in 1994, Garcia was nominated by Representative Howard “Buck” McKeon to attend the US Naval Academy in Annapolis. Garcia graduated in the top 3% of his Annapolis class and was a star in flight school before deploying to the Middle East.

Garcia separated from the Navy in 2009, moved back to the 25th Congressional District, and began working for the Raytheon Company. During his over 10 years as an executive at Raytheon, Garcia was responsible for the generation of billions of dollars of revenue and the creation of hundreds of jobs for his company and the 25th Congressional District. He decided to run for the vacancy left by resignation of scandal-plagued Democrat Congresswoman Katie Hill. Mike was elected to Congress in the special election of May 12, 2020, beating incumbent Democrat Assemblywoman Christy Smith, and narrowly defeated Smith again in November 2020.

Please join the Santa Clarita Lincoln Club as we host Nancy Pelosi’s top California target in 2022, Republican Congressman Mike Garcia!