Howard Katz Candidate for Congress

              Democrat, California's 49th Congressional District 


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   I was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1941, and moved with my

   family to Los Angeles, California, in 1942.  I started grammar

   school at the Wilshire Crest Elementary on Olympic Boulevard in

   Los Angeles.  In 1951, I moved to Burbank, California, where I

   finished grammar school, attended Luther Burbank Junior High

   School, and then Burbank High School, from where I graduated

   in 1959.

   I began university at the University of Southern California (USC)

   in 1959.  I transferred to California State University Northridge

   (CSUN) in 1960 and graduated from there in 1963 with a degree

   in History and Anthropology.  I did graduate work in

    Anthropology at Cornell University after graduating from CSUN.

    I started working for IBM as a Systems Engineer Trainee in 1963 and retired from IBM as a

    Senior Program Manager after 30 years in 1993.  After I retired from IBM, I worked as a

    Management Consultant for a Dallas, Texas, consulting company, worked as a Consulting

    Practice Manager for Oracle Corporation at several locations in the US, returned to work

    as a Senior Project Director for a Dallas consulting company, worked as Director of

    Development for 24 Hour Fitness in Carlsbad, California, and finished my working career

    as a substitute teacher in Perris, Murrieta, and Temecula, California.  I have lived and

    worked in several locations in the US, Venezuela, Japan, and Europe.  I've traveled

    extensively in the US and abroad, including: Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, England,

    Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Mongolia,

    Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand,

    Trinidad/Tobago, and Venezuela.

   My wife Kathy and I have been married for 47 years. 

   We have two children, Travis and Heather.  Travis is

   married, has four children, and lives in Dallas.

   Heather is single and lives in New York City.

   For most of our married life, Kathy and I have been

  avid horse people.  We currently have three horses at

  our ranch in the Temecula Wine Country.  We have

  taken our horses to many locations in the Western

  United States to camp and ride, including: Sequoia

     National Forest (California), Pecos National Wilderness (New Mexico), Big Bend National

     Park (Texas), Point Reyes National Seashore (California), Death Valley National Park

     (California), Canyon de Chilly National Monument (Arizona), Cleveland National Forest

     (California), Anza Borrego Desert State Park (California), and the Santa Rosa Plateau

     Ecological Reserve (California).

     We are growing Japanese black pines, coastal redwoods, piƱon pines, and giant sequoias

     on our ranch.  Besides the trees we are growing, we have planted over 200 other trees on

     our ranch.  We believe that trees provide habitat for birds and other animals and

     substantially helps air quality.

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