The 45th Congressional District in east Orange County is currently represented by Mimi Walters (R-Irvine) who is running for re-election in 2018.
The district sits mostly on the southeast side of Orange County and includes Irvine, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Laguna Hills and portions of Laguna Woods, Villa Park, Orange, Anaheim Hills and Tustin.
Editor’s Note: Below are the final candidates for the 2018 election – in alphabetical order, according to the Orange County Registrar of Voters.
KATIE PORTER, Democrat
- (FEC) (Ballotpedia) (Candidacy announcement – April 3, 2017) (Candidate statement) (Campaign website) (KPCC Voter Edge Profile) (VoteSmart Profile)
MIMI WALTERS, Republican (Incumbent)
- (FEC) (Ballotpedia) (Candidate statement) (Campaign website) (KPCC Voter Edge Profile) (VoteSmart Profile)