Manteca Mayor Ben Cantu Endorses Republican Ted Howze for Congress in California’s 10th Congressional District

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Turlock, CA – The Ted Howze for Congress campaign is announcing the endorsement of Manteca Mayor Ben Cantu. Cantu is the 4th mayor from the 10th Congressional District to endorse Dr. Howze. 

In his endorsement Mayor Cantu noted, “Residents of the Valley are facing many challenges, one of which is the lack of affordable housing opportunities for our local workforce, which is either forcing them to seek affordable housing in communities further to the east, or driving them into homelessness.

“I support Ted Howze because he has expressed his willingness to work with us towards improving local affordable housing opportunities and creating higher paying jobs centers in our community.”

Howze has also earned the endorsements of Modesto Mayor Ted Brandvold, Waterford Mayor Mike Van Winkle, Ceres Mayor Chris Vierra, 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 first 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. Recently married to his second wife Laura, a Catholic High School teacher, both have dedicated themselves to critically reforming healthcare for all Americans.

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