Bo, a small business owner, architectural designer, builder, avid athlete, life coach, author, supporter of teachers, farmers, equal pay for women, military service members, military veterans, seniors, and a dedicated father is now a grass-roots candidate for Governor of California.
Bo immigrated to Sacramento in 1964 from Poland along with his parents and brothers when he was 10 years old. With only their personal belongings they sought to pursue the American dream: Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness! The Ambrozewicz family quickly learned English to assimilate into American culture. Bo started working at twelve years of age performing yard work, delivering newspapers and generally aiding his family, along with his two older hardworking brothers who helped and encouraged him to achieve his success. Bo's sister was born here and has been a major contributor as well. He was raised in the Sacramento area and now lives near Auburn, California. His European background granted him fluency in Polish and German, and now he is studying Spanish. He has had a strong bond and working relationship with his father in the construction industry, His dad was a veteran of World War II and a prisoner of war for six years in Germany. Bo has lived and still travels extensively in Europe. Growing up, he learned the importance of a good work ethic from his parents and brothers which has helped him in his many business ventures.
As a small business owner, Bo has extensive expertise working with many governmental agencies as wells dealing with the laws and regulations in many counties and cities of California and their burdensome bureaucracies. He has designed and consulted with small business start ups and has designed and built custom homes as well as small commercial projects. Bo has worked as a sales representative for a major wholesale building products distributor, and he owned and operated a small retail store in Placer County for nine years with his mother. Bo has participated in many joint building ventures with his brother.
In college Bo studied Business Administration. He is continually involved with seminars on business and healthy lifestyles. He is the founder of A.B.E.L. Lifestyle Method (Attaining Balanced, Efficient, Lifestyles). He has written his book on this topic titled "Reach Life's Peak" which is a complete, interactive guide for people to achieve their goals, passions and dreams to become successful.
Bo has been an athlete from childhood and continues to lead a very healthy and active lifestyle. He played soccer for over 20 years and went as far as the professional level. He holds a martial arts Black Belt and teaches self defense, particularly to women and children. Bo also has a running career that spans three decades. He has run over 600 races, including 25 California International Marathons, 25 American River 50-Mile Endurance Runs, and six Western States 100-Mile Runs.
As a supporter of the community Bo raises funds for the Parkinson's Foundation and other charities, volunteers to maintain trails, and volunteered at his daughter's schools from kindergarten through high school and supports all her activities.
Bo enjoys spending time with his family hiking in the Sierras, traveling, camping, cycling, skiing, playing guitar, singing, and writing. Two of the biggest joys in Bo's life have been running the California International Marathon with his daughter when she was 13 years of age, and visiting Europe with his daughter and her grandmother to share in their heritage together.
" California is my home, where I live, work and play. It would be an honor and a privilege to represent you. Please help me spread the message that I am INDEPENDENT and NOT a politician. I want to make a difference and improve our way of life - for us and our children!" - Bo Ambrozewicz