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 BA in Biography and Chemistry from Seton Hall University. He later received a Masters 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 takes 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, representing New Jersey's 9th District. He lost to Shmuley Boteach in the June 5 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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