Candidate Profile
Ted Howze

Republican , California


Ted Howze
U.S. Rep., Dist. 10

Panel Rating*

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*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.



California ProLife Council PAC, California Rifle and Pistol Association CRPA, Kevin McCarthy, National Right To Life, Tea Party Express

Reported by Candidate

Back the Baddge CA, Stanislaus County GOP, Central Valley Impact Republicans, Republican Women of California, College Republicans, 9 District Mayors

Selected Contributions


Jeff Denham (2010), Kevin McCarthy (2019), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2020), State Republican Party Organizations (2019), Take Back the House 2020 (2019), WinRed (2020)
Eye of the Tiger PAC (2020), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2018), Majority Committee PAC (2020), Vitoria PAC (2020), WinRed (2020)







*The questionnaire was received after the deadline and was not considered in the Panel Evaluations and is for additional educational purposes only.
Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

In reported cases of Rape, incest or to save the life of the mother.


It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree   

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Cut out the waste, fraud and abusive payments to ineligible recipients.

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

Foreign aide spending that's not strictly humanitarian in nature.

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

Only in instances where an individual is devoting their full-time career to public service.

Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree   

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.


What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

(Did not answer)


It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

I support healthcare reforms that protects people with pre-existing conditions, remove roadblocks to care by giving Doctors the final say - not insurers, posts prices publicly, promotes competition and technology to lower costs, and reduces prescription drug costs.

National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree   

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

(Did not answer)


I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Strongly Agree   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Strongly Agree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

(Did not answer)


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.



When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?


Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

I've publicly stood for religious freedoms while on council in Turlock = I've never voted for a tax increase as an elected official and I'm endorsed by the Conservative Republican Assembly.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.


Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

Dr. Howze grew up on a farm south of Fresno where he worked in the fields, learned to speak spanish and developed a love of agriculture. He attended the University of California Davis where he received an undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology while also working full time as a firefighter/EMT. Dr. Howze completed veterinary school at U.C. Davis and moved to the Turlock area in 1994 where he has worked for 26 years as a Large Animal Veterinarian primarily serving local dairy farmers. Dr. Howze is proud father of three sons, and as a football coach has been a positive role model for thousands of young athletes over the last two decades. Ted and his wife Laura, a local Catholic High School teacher, have both dedicated themselves to preserving the American Dream while working to enact meaningful healthcare reform for all Americans.

Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree   

2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

I fully support the Second Amendment knowing that gun ownership by law-abiding citizens makes us safer by acting as a powerful deterrent to crime.

Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.


Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

(Did not answer)

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

(Did not answer)


  • University of California at Davis, Davis, B.S., 1990
  • University of California at Davis, Davis, DVM, 1994
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • National Rifle Association, Life Member
  • American Veterinary Medical Association, Member
  • California Veterinary Medical Association, Member
  • San Joaquin Veterinary Medical Associatio, Member
  • Turlock City Council member, Held 2006-2010
  • Turlock City Planning Comissioner, Held 2000-2006
  • Stanislaus County Supervisor - District 2, Sought 2004

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