Susan Castillo

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Susan Castillo
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Former Oregon Superintendent of Public Instruction
Resigned
In office
January 6, 2003 - June 30, 2012
PartyNonpartisan
Elections and appointments
First electedMay 21, 2002
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Oregon State Senate
1997 - 2002
Education
Bachelor'sOregon State University (1981)
Personal
BirthdayAugust 14, 1951
Place of birthLos Angeles, California
Websites
Office website
Susan Castillo is the former Oregon Superintendent of Public Instruction. She was first elected on May 21, 2002, and began her third term in January 2011. On June 4, 2012, Castillo announced that she would be resigning from office at the end of the month to take a job as regional vice president of the educational non-profit organization Project Lead The Way.[1] Her departure, over two years ahead of schedule, marked the end of the office's approximately 150 year run as an independent, elected position. A new law passed in 2011 transferred "responsibility for the state's half-million students attending 1,200 public and charter schools" to the governor, who will appoint a chief education officer for assistance, as well as a "superboard that oversees spending and policy for every level."[1] She was succeeded by Rob Saxton, who was appointed by Gov. Kitzhaber in July 2012 and confirmed by the Senate on September 14th to serve as Oregon's first Deputy Superintendent of Education.[2]

Biography

Prior to entering politics, Castillo worked for Oregon Public Broadcasting Radio from 1979-1982 and was a journalist and reporter for KVAL-TV, Eugene from 1982-1997. Castillo was then elected to the Oregon State Senate, serving from 1997 to 2002, including a stint as assistant Democratic leader from 1999 to 2001. She was first elected to the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2002 and re-elected in 2006 and 2010.[3]

Education

  • B.A., Communications, Oregon State University, 1981

Political Career

Superintendent of Public Instruction (2002-2012)

Castillo was first elected on May 21, 2002, and re-elected twice thereafter. She began her third term in January 2011, and resigned in the summer of 2012 to serve as regional vice president of the educational non-profit organization Project Lead The Way.[1]

Resignation

Castillo announced her resignation as superintendent on June 4, 2012. Castillo was lured away from her elected post by the opportunity to serve as regional vice president for the non-profit Project Lead The Way, which is "the leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and math educational" curricula to middle and high schools in the country.[4] She was succeeded by Rob Saxton, who was appointed by Gov. Kitzhaber in July 2012 as the state's first Deputy Superintendent of Education under the new education law.[5]

State Senate (1997-2002)

Elections

2010

Castillo officially won re-election on June 16, 2010, when opponent Ron Maurer conceded defeat, stating he couldn't afford a recount.[6] Castillo defeated Mauer by only 2,520 votes.[7]

Oregon Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Castillo Incumbent 50% 350,501
     Nonpartisan Ron Maurer 49.7% 347,981
     Misc. Various 0.3% 2,264
Total Votes 700,746
Election Results Via: Oregon Secretary of State

2006

On May 16, 2006, Susan Castillo won re-election to the office of Oregon Superintendent of Public Instruction. She defeated Deborah L. Andrews in the general election.

Oregon Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Castillo Incumbent 61.9% 372,708
     Nonpartisan Deborah L. Andrews 37.6% 226,054
     Misc. Various 0.5% 3,001
Total Votes 601,763
Election Results Via: Oregon Secretary of State

2002

On May 21, 2002, Susan Castillo won election to the office of Oregon Superintendent of Public Instruction. She defeated Rob Kremer and Stan Bunn in the general election.

Oregon Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Castillo 54.5% 406,247
     Nonpartisan Rob Kremer 29.9% 222,328
     Nonpartisan Stan Bunn 15.3% 114,203
     Misc. Various 0.3% 1,984
Total Votes 744,762
Election Results Via: Oregon Secretary of State

Campaign donors

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