Kathy Castor

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Kathy Castor
Kathy Castor.jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 11
In office
January 3, 2007-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 8
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last election2010
First elected2006
Next general2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners
High schoolTampa’s Chamberlain High School
Bachelor'sEmory University (1988)
J.D.Florida State University College of Law(1991)
Date of birthAugust 20, 1966
Place of birthMiami, Florida
Office website
Campaign website
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.


She 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).[1][2]


  • Prior to 2002
    • Assistant General Counsel, Florida Department of Community Affairs
    • Fmr. President, Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • 2002-2006: Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners

Committee Assignments

U.S. House of Representatives



Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

Kathy Castor voted with the Democratic Party 93 of the time, which ranked 70 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[3]



See also: Florida's 11th congressional district elections, 2012
Kathy Castor for House campaign logo.

Castor is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 11th District. Castor is seeking re-election on the Democratic ticket.[4] The signature filing deadline is May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012.


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


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]


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.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Davis
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 11
Succeeded by