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​Personal life

  • Born in Japan (father was in the US Air Force)
    Moved to San Jose, California in 1965

  • Attended Lynbrook High School, De Anza and San Jose State

  • Married since 1980 with 2 children and 5 grandchildren

  • CEO and Chief Design Engineer for Exatron (founded in 1974 by his father)

  • Exatron products are made in San Jose

Politically active


  • 2010, Founder, Tea Party Patriots of Silicon Valley

  • 2011, Board Member, Liberty Forum

  • 2020, Elected to the Silicon Valley GOP

  • 2022, Ran for CA Insurance Commissioner against Ricardo Lara, current commissioner (Robert received 4M votes)

  • 2023, Founder, the Silicon Valley Chapter of the CRA (SVCRA)

Robert Howell with Judge Jeannine Pierro

Santa Clara Has Spoken and Robert Listened

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