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San Francisco, San Mateo County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Howard Epstein

Candidate for
Member; California State Assembly; District 12

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Howard Epstein was born in San Francisco on March 25, 1947. He was educated in the public school system, graduating from George Washington High School in 1965. He received his BA in business with emphasis in marketing from San Francisco State College in 1971.

Howard's business career has mostly been spent in executive and managerial positions with wholesale distribution firms. In 1971 he was promoted to the position of office manager of the Ideal Paint Co. where he had been working part time since 1966. From 1977 to 1991 he was Vice President/General Manager of American/Brenner Wholesale. During that time Howard was active in trade organizations associated with the sanitary supply industry. He was treasurer of the Northern California Sanitary Suppliers, an organization of about 50 members, in 1984 and 1985. In 1984 he was elected vice president/president elect of the Sanitary Supply Wholesales Association, a nation organization of about 100 members firms for the 1984 and 1985 terms. In 1992 he joined American Industrial Supply as operations manager. In November 1996 Howard and his business partner Jim Allegretti formed E & A Acquisition Corp. for the purpose of purchasing Michael's Rentals, where he served as chief financial officer. The company was sold in December 2001. Currently Howard and his business partner are investigating purchasing other businesses.

Howard has been active in politics since 1994. In November 1994 he was elected to a two-year term as president of the Richmond District Republican Club. In November 1995 he was elected to fill a vacant seat on the San Francisco Republican County Central Committee. In 1997 Howard as elected to the SFRCCC and served as vice chair for communications for the two-year term. He was reelected in 1998, 2000, and 2002 and currently serves as Vice Chair/Finance. Howard is currently a candidate for State Assembly in the 12th District.

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