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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 22

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Chris Mathys

Businessman/Cattle Rancher
13,111 votes (23.4%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Overturn fracking bans so America can be energy independent again.
  • Increase water storage so farmers can continue to grow crops.
  • To stop and deregulate unnecessary government mandates and other restrictions that violate our constitutional rights. s.



Profession:Small business owner and Cattle rancher.
Owner, Oro Financial of California Inc. (1984–current)
City Councilman, Fresno City Council — Elected position (1997–2003)
President, President of San Joaquin Valley Taxpayers Association. — Elected position (2000–2002)
President, President of San Joaquin Valley Taxpayers Association. — Elected position (2000–2002)
President, President of San Joaquin Valley Taxpayers Association. — Elected position (2000–2002)
President, President of San Joaquin Valley Taxpayers Association. — Elected position (2000–2002)


University of the Southwest Masters, Business Administration (2018)
Fresno State Bachelors, Political Science (2015)

Community Activities

Founder, Valley Taxpayer's Coalition of Fresno (2002–current)
Member, NRA (2015–current)
Member, American Legion (2020–current)


I'm a Conservative Republican running for California's 22nd  Congressional District.


I grew up on a farm in Sanger, where my parents instilled my love for God, family, country, and the value of hard work. My education includes graduating from Fresno State and then received an MBA from the University of the Southwest located in Hobbs, New Mexico.


My proudest achievement is serving in the army in the Southern Command in Panama. My experience in the military taught me as Americans we have the right to keep and bear arms and that freedom is not free and for America to be strong we must enforce our border and make sure immigrants come to America legally and come to work and not take advantage of our benefits.


As part of my training in the Army and college education I learned to speak Spanish  which has been very useful as I campaign throughout the district. 


My business background is in commercial real estate and lending with Oro Financial of Ca. Inc. in Fresno, I served on the Fresno City Council for 4 years, cattle ranching at our Mercey Ranch in Firebaugh, and manager of the Valley Taxpayer’s Coalition, Inc.



Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California (4)

The Federal Government plays a part in California water allocation and use through a variety of projects and laws.  What, if any, new programs or projects or reforms to existing programs and projects would you support in an effort to handle water shortages caused by the current and any future drought?
Answer from Chris Mathys:

There has not been a significant dam constructed in California in over 25 years. California had a good viable dam project in the Temperance Flats area of Millerton Lake that was abandoned due to decisions made by the water board a group on non-elected officials. The answer is to build more dams and diversion projects to store water in wet years.

Currently there are projects under way to reinforce the sides of irrigation canals that are losing water due to subsidence.

Should immigration laws be changed?  What changes would you support?  Please explain why.
Answer from Chris Mathys:

Regretfully our current immigration laws lack the enforcement to insure safe, and legal migration into to the United States. With the soon to be repealed Section 42, a law that was issued by the Center for Disease Control, to stop the spread of the virus, we will no longer have sufficient laws in place to stop the flow of illegal aliens. The result will be mass-migration from countries who cannot support their populations due to high crime rates and corruption.

The “stay in Mexico policy” implemented under the Trump Administration  should still be in effect and asylum seekers need to meet all requirements for entry in to the United States before they cross our border. They should also demonstrate they have skills to benefit the United States and where and in what profession they plan to work as part of the approval process. New arrivals need to demonstrate proficiency in the English language and prove they are familiar with our laws, customs and traditions that come with living in the United States of America.

As Congress Member what, if any, policies or legislation would you support to preserve democracy for all US residents?
Answer from Chris Mathys:

There is a big difference between a resident and an American citizen. American citizens have special privileges including the right to vote. Americans should receive health benefits and government assistance before people coming from other countries.

America is one of the only places in the modern world where you do not have to prove citizenship before you vote. This lack of oversight explains while many elections result in voter fraud and questionable results. California is one of the few states in our nation that do not require identification for the right to vote.

What legislation, if any, would you support to reduce American greenhouse gas production?  Please explain the reasons for your position.
Answer from Chris Mathys:

I do not support further regulations and believe the State of California should start authoring more fracking permits in Kern County, Oil and gas companies have come a long way since the days of the gushers when wells were drilled vertically. With sophisticated fracking technologies, government regulations and horizontal drilling, the mining of natural gas and petroleum is now safe and meets strict environmental controls mandated by California regulators.

The question that is not being answered is where all of the spent batteries will go that are currently being used to power electric cars when they are no longer functional.

The other seldom mentioned abuse on the environment are used wind mill blades which are not recycled but dumped in landfills.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $0

More information about contributions

Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Videos (3)

— May 6, 2022 Mathys for Congress

America must be energy Independent and not depend on foreign oil. 

— May 6, 2022 Mathys for Congress

Regulation hurts Farmers and Ranchers.

— May 6, 2022 Mathys for Congress

Let's spend tax dollars on water storage, not projects that take years and waste taxpayers money. 

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