Kathy Castor

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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

Kathy Castor 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]

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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]

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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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