Meet Ted

A Little Background

Dr. Ted Howze is a lifelong resident of the Central Valley. Ted grew up on a farm south of Fresno where he developed a love for our valley, working in the fields through college. He attended the University of California at Davis where he received degrees in Exercise Physiology in 1990 and graduated from Veterinary School in 1994. After graduation Ted moved back to the San Joaquin Valley where he’s worked for the past 24 years as a Large Animal Veterinarian. Not just a veterinarian, the proud father of three sons has also developed a number of successful businesses including one of the first local dot.com companies.

In 2013 Ted’s wife Sharon passed away suddenly due to an undiagnosed heart condition that could have been treated. That experience drew Ted’s focus to a healthcare system that consistently puts profiteering ahead of the health of patients. He also turned his attention to raising his 3 teenage boys and he recently remarried to his now wife Laura, a math teacher and student activities director for a local high school. 

Getting Involved

Ted is a conservative who served the valley community of Turlock as a Planning Commissioner, City Councilman, Stanislaus Council of Governments representative, Vice-Mayor and budget committee leader. During his service Turlock was recognized nationally for financial stability during one of the greatest financial crises in history. His expertise in budgeting, economic planning and use of Redevelopment funding laid the groundwork for Turlock’s economic boom over the last decade. His signature project, Turlock’s Regional Industrial Park, has created hundreds of new 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.

Building a Brighter Future

Ted is running to represent the people of the 10th Congressional District. He will fight for our Valley first and address concerns like affordability, housing and cost of living, water for our farmers and ranchers, common sense immigration reform and putting patients first in healthcare.