Howard Kaloogian, Attorney and Counselor at Law



2001-Present, National Planned Giving Director, Hillsdale College

Responsible for working with large donors across the nation, presenting Estate Planning techniques and promoting charitable donations. Assisted in raising over $1.6 billion.

2012-Present, Board Member, The King’s University,

An accredited, Spirit-empowered, evangelical university with branch campuses and teaching sites in multiple U.S. cities. TKU offers students a complete educational experience by combining higher education with practical ministry experience within dynamic local churches.

2008 – Present, Co-Founder and Chair, Tea Party Express

The largest tea party PAC in the nation, Tea Party Express has become the most aggressive and influential national Tea Party group in the political arena. Committed to identifying and supporting conservative candidates and causes that will champion tea party values and return our country to the Constitutional principles that have made America the “shining city on a hill.”

2004 – Present, Board member, Move America Forward

A military charity dedicated to supporting the brave men and women of our Armed Forces and their missions to secure and defend America.  It is our strong belief that our troops must know that they are in our hearts and prayers and that we will defend their service and honor them here on the home front while they protect America on the frontlines overseas.

2003 Chair, Defend Reagan Committee

Rallied supporters of Ronald Reagan to pressure CBS into admitting the mini-series “The Reagan’s” was an attempt at propaganda, forcing CBS to decline airing the program after it had produced it. The mini-series was released on ShowTime, a Viacom owned cable channel, in an attempt to recoup some of the $11 million invested in it by Viacom.

2003 – Chair, Recall Gray Davis Committee

Promoted the recall of Gray Davis through the internet, on talk radio statewide, nationwide on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, CNBC, C-SPAN authored numerous articles for the CA press and prompted numerous national press articles as well as rallies held throughout the state. Efforts resulted in 155,000 individuals volunteering to circulate petitions; 455,000 recall petitions were downloaded from the web site producing over 1.2 million signatures. Howard filed suit against the CA Secretary of State to force validation of the signatures during the initial counting that resulted in the special election for the recall instead of waiting until the next regular election, many commentators believed that was a main reason for the success of the recall.

1994-2000, CA State Assemblyman for North San Diego county

  • Represented the 475,000 people of the 74th Assembly District for the maximum number of years under the CA term limit provisions.
  • Cities represented: Escondido, San Marcos, Lake San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, and parts of San Diego.
  • Passed landmark parental rights education reform
  • Developed pension reform that became model legislation at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), adopted by MI, FL , AZ and 9 other states
  • Chairman Public Employee Retirement System (Cal-PERS) 1995-96
  • Chairman Budget sub-committee 3 Natural Resources 1995-96
  • Vice Chairman Banking and Finance Committee 1996-1998
  • Served as ALEC state chair 1996-2000
  • Served as National Council of State Legislators state chair 1996
  • Assistant Republican Leader 1997-98
  • Vice Chairman Revenue and Taxation Committee 1998-2000
  • Member committees on Judiciary; and Local Government; and Governmental Organization; and Health & Human Resources.
  • Member select committee on California-Mexico Affairs
  • Member, Atlantic Bridge; and American Council of Young Political Leaders
  • Delegate, National Summit on Retirement Savings, appointed by Speaker Gingrich

1988-1994 Self Employed, Attorney at Law

practiced estate planning, taxation, probate and trusts.

1990 – 1991 Adjunct Professor of Law

Thomas Jefferson School of Law San Diego, CA

1986 – 1987 Armstrong and Associates, Inc., San Diego, CA

Attorney at Law, managed 13 attorneys in the Estate Planning division


Juris Doctorate 1984 Pepperdine Law School

  • 1985 Admitted to practice law in California (#118954, active)
  • 1985 Admitted to the United States Tax Court
  • 1987 Admitted to practice law in Michigan (P40378, Emeritus)
  • Admitted to the Federal Court for the Southern District of California.

Bachelor of Arts in Business 1981 Michigan State University

  • Interned for then Sen. Minority leader John Engler
  • Member of the Michigan Delegation to the 1980 Republican Convention
  • Founder, Michigan State University Republican Club
  • State Youth Chair Reagan/Bush 1980


  • CA Pro-Life Council Champion 1995-2000
  • A+ Rating by the N.R.A. 1995-2000
  • American Electronics Association legislator of the year 1995
  • ALEC National Legislator of the Year 1996
  • CA Chiropractic Association Legislator of the year 1996
  • Local Government Council Samuel Adams award 1998
  • Golden State Mobil Homeowners League Legislator of the Year 1998
  • Save Our Land Values Coalition Legislator of the Year 1998
  • Fairbanks Ranch Republican Women’s Federated County Elected Official of the Year 1999
  • CA School Board Leadership Council legislator of the year 2000
  • Women’s Resource Network Champion 2000
  • National Federation of Independent Businesses A+ rating
  • A+ rating by the Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse
  • CA Chamber of Commerce 100% rating

Media Highlights

Howard has appeared on FOX News, FOX Business, CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, MSNBC and One America News and has been published in National Review, the Wall Street Journal, and Human Events along with many articles in various newspapers.

He also substituted numerous times for Roger Hedgecock on his nationally syndicated radio program.