CA-10: Ted Howze (R)
Ted Howze is a lifelong resident of the Central Valley. Howze grew up on a farm south of Fresno where he worked in the fields through college. Howze then attended the University of California at Davis where he received a degree in Exercise Physiology in 1990 and graduated from Veterinary School in 1994.
After graduation, Howze moved back to the San Joaquin Valley where he has worked for the past 24 years as a Large Animal Veterinarian. Howze is the father of three sons. He also developed a number of businesses including one of the first local dot.com companies.
In 2013, Howze’s first wife Sharon passed away suddenly due to an undiagnosed heart condition that could have been treated. Howze turned his attention to raising his three teenage boys and recently remarried. His wife Laura is a math teacher and student activities director for a local high school.
Howze served the valley community of Turlock as a planning commissioner, city councilman, Stanislaus Council of Governments representative, vice-mayor and budget committee leader.
Howze’s signature project, Turlock’s Regional Industrial Park, created hundreds of high-paying jobs for the region from employers like Blue Diamond Growers, Valley Milk, Hilmar Cheese, US Cold Storage, Sensient, Foster Farms and Cozy Shack.
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