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|Birthday = August 20, 1966
 
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|Place of birth = Miami, [[Florida]]
 
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{{tnr}}'''Kathy Castor''' (b. August 20, 1966) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Castor was elected by voters from [[Florida's 11th congressional district]].
 
{{tnr}}'''Kathy Castor''' (b. August 20, 1966) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Castor was elected by voters from [[Florida's 11th congressional district]].
  
Due to redistricing, Castor is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 14th congressional district elections, 2012|14th District]]. Castor is seeking re-election on the Democratic ticket.<ref name= "ref">[http://www.tboblogs.com/index.php/news/story/retired-colonel-to-run-for-castors-seat ''Tampa Bay Online'' "Retired Colonel to Run for Castor’s Seat" Accessed December 2, 2011] </ref> [[Josh Kiernan]] and [[Evelio Otero Jr.]] are running as Republicans. The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] is May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012.
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Due to redistricting, Castor is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 14th congressional district elections, 2012|14th District]]. Castor is seeking re-election on the [[Democratic]] ticket.<ref name= "ref">[http://www.tboblogs.com/index.php/news/story/retired-colonel-to-run-for-castors-seat ''Tampa Bay Online'' "Retired Colonel to Run for Castor’s Seat" Accessed December 2, 2011] </ref> [[Josh Kiernan]] and [[Evelio Otero Jr.]] are running as [[Republicans]]. The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] is May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012.
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Castor was born in Miami and raised in Tampa. She holds a bachelors degree in political science from Emory University (1988) and a J.D. from Florida State University College of Law (1991).<ref name="biography"> [http://castor.house.gov/Biography/ ''Representative Kathy Castor'' "Biography" Accessed October 18, 2011] </ref><ref name="about"/>
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Castor was born in Miami, [[Florida]], and raised in Tampa. She holds a bachelors degree in political science from Emory University, which she earned in 1988, and proceeded to earn a J.D. from [[Florida]] State University College of Law in 1991.<ref name="biography"> [http://castor.house.gov/Biography/ ''Representative Kathy Castor'' "Biography" Accessed October 18, 2011] </ref><ref name="about"/>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
 
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Prior to 2002, Castor worked as an attorney.
*Prior to 2002
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*[[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Florida's 11th congressional district]]
**Assistant General Counsel, [[Florida]] Department of Community Affairs
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**Fmr. President, [[Florida]] Association of Women Lawyers
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*2002-2006: Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners
 
*2002-2006: Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners
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*Assistant General Counsel, [[Florida]] Department of Community Affairs
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*Former President of the [[Florida]] Association of Women Lawyers
  
 
==Committee Assignments==
 
==Committee Assignments==
 
===U.S. House of Representatives===
 
===U.S. House of Representatives===
 
====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget]]<ref name="biography"/>
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Castor serves on the following committees:<ref name="biography"/>
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce]] <ref name="biography"/>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce]]
 
**Subcommittee on Energy and Power
 
**Subcommittee on Energy and Power
 
**Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
 
**Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
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:: ''See also: [[Florida's 14th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Florida's 14th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
Due to redistricing, Castor is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 14th congressional district elections, 2012|14th District]]. Castor is seeking re-election on the Democratic ticket. [[Josh Kiernan]] and [[Evelio Otero Jr.]] are running as Republicans. The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] is May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012.
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Due to redistricing, Castor is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 14th congressional district elections, 2012|14th District]]. Castor is seeking re-election on the [[Democratic]] ticket. [[Josh Kiernan]] and [[Evelio Otero Jr.]] are running as [[Republicans]]. The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] is May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012.
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
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On November 2, 2010, Castor won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. She defeated Mike Predergast ([[Republican|R]]) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>  
On November 2, 2010, Castor won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. She defeated Mike Predergast (R) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>  
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{{Election box 2010
 
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|Chamber= U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 11th Congressional District, General Election
 
|Chamber= U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 11th Congressional District, General Election
 
|party1= Democratic
 
|party1= Democratic
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|party2= Republican
|winner1 =Kathy Castor
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|winner1 = Kathy Castor
 
|Inc1 = Y
 
|Inc1 = Y
 
|candidate2 = Mike Predergast  
 
|candidate2 = Mike Predergast  
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
[[File:Kathy Castor 2010 Donor Breakdown.jpg|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Castor's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
 
[[File:Kathy Castor 2010 Donor Breakdown.jpg|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Castor's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
Castor won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Castor's campaign committee raised a total of $887,033  and spent $680,011.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00027514&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Kathy Castor 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 27, 2011]</ref>
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Castor won re-election to the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Castor's campaign committee raised a total of $887,033  and spent $680,011.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00027514&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Kathy Castor 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 27, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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==Recent news==
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<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Kathy+Castor+Florida+House&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Kathy Castor News Feed</rss>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Kathy and her husband Bill Lewis have two daughters, Julia and Chrissy.  She is the daughter of former USF President and [[Florida]] Education Commissioner Betty Castor and retired Hillsborough County Judge Don Castor.<ref name="about"> [http://www.castorforcongress.com/Meet ''Kathy Castor for Congress'' "Meet Kathy" Accessed October 18, 2011] </ref>
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Kathy and her husband, Bill Lewis, have two daughters, Julia and Chrissy.  She is the daughter of former USF President and [[Florida]] Education Commissioner, Betty Castor, and retired Hillsborough County Judge, Don Castor.<ref name="about"> [http://www.castorforcongress.com/Meet ''Kathy Castor for Congress'' "Meet Kathy" Accessed October 18, 2011] </ref>
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
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*[http://castor.house.gov/ Official House website]
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*[http://www.castorforcongress.com/ Official campaign website]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/user/RepKathyCastor?feature=sub_widget_1 Official Youtube channel]
  
 
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Revision as of 17:42, 3 April 2012

Kathy Castor
Kathy Castor.jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 11
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2007-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners
2002-2006
Education
High schoolTampa’s Chamberlain High School
Bachelor'sEmory University
J.D.Florida State University College of Law
Personal
BirthdayAugust 20, 1966
Place of birthMiami, Florida
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Kathy Castor campaign logo
Kathy Castor (b. August 20, 1966) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Castor was elected by voters from Florida's 11th congressional district.

Due to redistricting, Castor is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 14th District. Castor is seeking re-election on the Democratic ticket.[1] Josh Kiernan and Evelio Otero Jr. are running as Republicans. The signature filing deadline is May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012.

Biography

Castor was born in Miami, Florida, and raised in Tampa. She holds a bachelors degree in political science from Emory University, which she earned in 1988, and proceeded to earn a J.D. from Florida State University College of Law in 1991.[2][3]

Career

Prior to 2002, Castor worked as an attorney.

Committee Assignments

U.S. House of Representatives

2011-2012

Castor serves on the following committees:[2]

Issues

Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Kathy Castor has voted with the Democratic Party 93 of the time, which ranked 70 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[4]

Elections

2012

See also: Florida's 14th congressional district elections, 2012

Due to redistricing, Castor is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 14th District. Castor is seeking re-election on the Democratic ticket. Josh Kiernan and Evelio Otero Jr. are running as Republicans. The signature filing deadline is May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012.

2010

On November 2, 2010, Castor won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. She defeated Mike Predergast (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 11th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKathy Castor Incumbent 59.6% 91,328
     Republican Mike Predergast 40.4% 61,817
Total Votes 153,145

Campaign donors

2010

Breakdown of the source of Castor's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Castor won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Castor's campaign committee raised a total of $887,033 and spent $680,011.[6]

U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 11th Congressional District, 2010 - Kathy Castor Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $887,033
Total Spent $680,011
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $510,417
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $501,047
Top contributors to Kathy Castor's campaign committee
American Hospital Assn$11,680
American Assn for Justice$10,000
Florida Police Benevolent Assn$10,000
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$10,000
Laborers Union$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$117,260
Health Professionals$80,800
Public Sector Unions$35,500
Hospitals/Nursing Homes$35,430
Building Trade Unions$34,000

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Kathy + Castor + Florida + House

All stories may not be relevant to this official due to the nature of the search engine.

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Personal

Kathy and her husband, Bill Lewis, have two daughters, Julia and Chrissy. She is the daughter of former USF President and Florida Education Commissioner, Betty Castor, and retired Hillsborough County Judge, Don Castor.[3]

External Links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Davis
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 11
2007-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners
2002-2006
Succeeded by
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