Howard Katz Candidate for Congress
Democrat, California's 49th Congressional District
Paid for by Howard Katz for Congress FEC ID - C00471441
INTRODUCING HOWARD KATZ
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
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, piñon 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.