Waterford Mayor Mike Van Winkle Endorses Republican Ted Howze for Congress

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Turlock, CA – Ted Howze, a longtime local large animal veterinarian and Republican candidate for the 10th Congressional District, announced the endorsement of Waterford Mayor Mike Van Winkle. Howze is challenging first-term incumbent Democrat Congressman Josh Harder and has raised more than $400,000 in the first few months of this campaign. 

Van Winkle was elected Mayor in 2014 and re-elected in 2016 and 2018. 

Dr. Howze has also earned the endorsements of Modesto Mayor Ted Brandvold, Back the Badge California, an organization supporting local enforcement officers and their families, Ceres Mayor Chris Vierra 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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