Hector Castillo

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Hector Castillo
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Candidate for
New Jersey State Senate, District 35
High schoolPaul VI Regional High School
Bachelor'sSeton Hall University
Master'sFarleigh Dickinson University
M.D.Columbia University
Hector Castillo was a 2013 Republican candidate for District 35 of the New Jersey State Senate.[1]

Castillo ran for Governor of New Jersey as an independent in 2005 but lost to Jon Corzine.[2]


Castillo earned his B.A. in Biography and Chemistry from Seton Hall University. He later received a Master's of Administrative Science from Farleigh Dickinson University. Castillo completed graduate work in Ophthalmology and Internal Medicine at Columbia University. Castillo was an ophthalmologist before retirement.[3]


Campaign themes


Castillo's campaign literature listed the following issues:[4]

  • Lower taxes for all working families
  • Stabilize and defend social service for the poor
  • Increase scholarship and make college affordable
  • Promote small business growth - the engine of our economy
  • Crack down on fraud and abuse in New Jersey


Castillo wanted college to be more affordable and intended to combat corporate fraud.[2]

According to his website, Castillo's campaign platform included the following issues[5]:

  • Lower taxes
  • Secure Social Security and Medicare
  • Define marriage as between one man and one woman



See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Castillo ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 35. Castillo was defeated by Lynda Gallashaw in the June 4 Republican primary. The general election took place on November 5, 2013.[6]

New Jersey State Senate District 35 Republican Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLynda Gallashaw 61.5% 907
Hector Castillo 38.5% 568
Total Votes 1,475


See also: New Jersey's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012

Castillo ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New Jersey's 9th District. He lost to Shmuley Boteach in the June 5, 2012, Republican primary.[7][8]

New Jersey's 9th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShmuley Boteach 57.9% 5,364
Blase Billack 13.8% 1,278
Hector Castillo 28.3% 2,623
Total Votes 9,265


Castillo and his wife, Mina, have seven children. They currently reside in Paterson, New Jersey.[3]

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