Ceres Mayor Chris Vierra Endorses Ted Howze for Congress

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Turlock, CA – Building on his local support in the 10th Congressional District, Ted Howze, DVM, announced an endorsement from Ceres Mayor Chris Vierra. Mayor Vierra was first elected to the Ceres City Council in 2011 and has been a leader in economic redevelopment and water policy

“I’m energized and enthused by the local support for my campaign, from individuals who have lived in and served this region for years – people who understand our issues. Mayor Vierra has been a good friend and tremendous public servant for the people of Ceres, and I’m grateful for his support,” noted Howze.

This latest endorsement comes after Ted Howze received endorsements from Back the Badge California, an organization supporting local enforcement officers and their families, and former Turlock City Councilmembers Kurt Spycher, Bill DeHart, and Kurt VanderWeide.

Background: Dr. Ted Howze is a lifelong resident of the Central Valley and former Turlock Councilmember. Ted grew up on a farm south of Fresno where he developed a love for our valley, became conversational in Spanish, and worked in the fields through college. He’s worked for the past 24 years as a Large Animal Veterinarian. He is the proud father of three sons and has 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 recently married Laura, a math teacher and student activities director for a local high school.

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