Modesto Mayor Ted Brandvold Endorses Ted Howze for Congress

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Modesto Mayor Ted Brandvold has announced his endorsement of veterinarian Ted Howze for the 10th Congressional District. Modesto is the largest city in the district.

In his endorsement statement, Mayor Brandvold wrote, “Dr. Ted Howze clearly understands two issues of vital importance to our way of life in the Central Valley, agriculture and water.”

Howze has received an endorsements from Back the Badge California, an organization supporting local enforcement officers and their families, Ceres Mayor Chris Vierra and former Turlock City Councilmember 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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