Jerry Kowal is a 2016 Republican candidate for District 45 of the California State Assembly. District 45 encompasses most of the Western San Fernando Valley.
Kowal’s parents immigrated to the United States in 1950 from the Soviet Union. He grew up in Flint, Michigan and went on to attend Stanford Business School. He is currently the Senior Vice President of Business Development & Operations at Vadio, a video technology startup focused on innovating in the music video space. He has also held senior executive positions at Netflix, Endemol Shine Group, CBS, and multiple startup companies.
In office, Kowal wants to oppose tax increases and defend the rights of taxpayers, fight against laws that drive businesses and good paying jobs out of California, advocate for education reform and work to change laws that allow prisoners to be released onto our streets early, threatening the safety of our families and children.