|Born:||August 20, 1966 (age 53)|
|Career:||U.S. House of Representatives, 2007-present|
|Education:||B.A., Emory University|
J.D., Florida State University College of Law
Kathy Castor assumed office in the United States House of Representatives in January 2007, representing Florida's 11th District. In redistricting, the 11th District was renumbered as the 14th District. Castor was the first woman to represent Hillsborough and Pinellas counties in the United States Congress.
Castor was born August 20, 1966, in Miami, Florida, and grew up in Tampa, Florida. She earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Emory University in 1988 and her Juris Doctorate from Florida State University College of Law in 1991.
Prior to serving in Washington, Castor served as the assistant general counsel for the Florida Department of Community Affairs, which enforced growth management laws. She also served as president of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, was a partner in statewide law firm, and served on the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners from 2002 to 2006.
For information on Castor's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on https://www.congress.gov.