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Kathy Castor

Katherine Anne "Kathy" Castor (born August 20, 1966) is the U.S. Representative for Florida's 11th congressional district, serving since 2007. She is ... More »Katherine Anne "Kathy" Castor (born August 20, 1966) is the U.S. Representative for Florida's 11th congressional district, serving since 2007. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district covers most of the city of Tampa, most of south St. Petersburg, a small portion of unincorporated Hillsborough County, a small section of the city of Temple Terrace and a small section of Manatee County. Castor is the daughter of former University of South Florida President, former Hillsborough County Commissioner, former Florida State Senator, former Florida Education Commissioner and 2004 United States Senate candidate Betty Castor; and Don Castor, a Hillsborough County judge. 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). She is a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Castor began her legal career as Assistant General Counsel to the Florida Department... [ Wikipedia ]

Lies And Liberals: Kathy Castor Tampa Bay Hillsborough County Conservative

Apparently the groundswell of support for Republican nominee Evelio “E.J” Otero has reached whatever rock Kathy Castor was hiding under. After months of silence and no shows at public events Kathy Castor, U.S House Of Representative for District 14,has decided to come out swinging ...

Opinion: Beyoncé, Jay-Z anyone should be free to visit Cuba

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor held a news conference after visiting Cuba on a three-day fact-finding trip recently. The Tampa Democrat announced that she found the island has made economic reforms and called for the United States to promote these positive changes. Castor is part of a new ...

Blind Insight: The Florida Governor's Race as 'Seen' By a Blind Floridian

When the program began, I heard the familiar voice of Congresswoman Kathy Castor, followed by a heartfelt speech by former Attorney General Bob Butterworth, whom Gary had praised for his efforts with the tobacco settlement in the 1990's. He was followed by Rick Kriseman, whom I had met ...

4 Years After Fiery Town Halls, Activists Try To Revive Spark : It's All Politics : NPR

" outside of Rep. Kathy Castor's town hall meeting. Inside, it was just as chaotic as the Democrat struggled to talk over chants and jeers. And at a meeting in Pennsylvania, then Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter was essentially told he was going to hell for supporting the president's health ...

Kathy Castor joins tourism leaders at Busch Gardens to promote bill

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, joined several tourism leaders at Busch Gardens on Wednesday morning to raise awareness of the Jobs Originated Through Launching Travel or “JOLT” Act. The Senate-passed immigration bill aims to facilitate the arrival of visitors from abroad, a statement ...

Rep. Kathy Castor’s congressional district leads in private equity funding

The district, represented by Rep. Kathy Castor, a Tampa Democrat, ranked No. 20 among the congressional districts nationwide in terms of private equity investment last year, and was the only Florida congressional district to make the top 20. Florida was among the top five states to ...

U.S. Rep. Castor visiting Cuba

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor is on a four-day visit to Cuba, a trip her office billed as a fact-finding visit focused on opportunities to poise Tampa as a gateway to Cuba and to create economic opportunities in this region. She will meet with the Cuban Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of ...

Florida Congresswoman Kathy Castor reveals support for ending Cuban embargo

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor believes it is time to end the embargo against Cuba. The Tampa Democrat voiced those thoughts and made history by becoming the first Florida member of Congress to publicly support lifting the embargo when she made a speech March 22 at an evening reception at Mise ...

Charlie Crist seeks return to Florida governor's mansion as a Democrat

He was introduced by U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, a Tampa Democrat, who endorsed Crist's return bid. "We can put our trust in a man who relates to all of us," Castor said...

U.S. House passes water resources bill

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa/St. Petersburg, said she worked with the city of Tampa to include language in the bill to modify a federally designated channel under the Kennedy Boulevard Bridge to allow further development of the Riverwalk. “This bill will boost jobs through port and ...

Hillsborough County repeals ban on gay pride 7-0

Only former Commissioner Kathy Castor opposed the ban. Storms and the five other commissioners at the time also required a public hearing and supermajority requirement to repeal the ban, making it more difficult to overturn. Commissioner Kevin Beckner, the county’s first openly gay ...

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Donald F. Castor, retired judge and father of U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, dies

Donald F. Castor, retired judge and father of U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, dies Donald F. Castor, a retired Hillsborough County judge and U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor ’s father, died Tuesday. He was 81. A Stetson University College of Law graduate, Castor was Bay Area Legal Services’ ...

TAMPA: U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor: Lift Cuba embargo, travel restrictions

TAMPA -- Saying "it’s time to try something new," U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor on Monday called for the Obama administration and Congress to lift travel restrictions and the 51-year-old trade embargo on Cuba. "Cuba is changing," said Castor, D-Tampa, who left on a fact-finding trip to ...

TALLAHASSEE: Florida lawmakers will re-evaluate funding model for safety net hospitals

During the months since Florida first submitted its request to revamp and expand the LIP program, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, have remained in contact with federal officials about the issue. Both say politics and Florida’s opposition to Medicaid expansion ...

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Inside the Tampa Spanx store opening at International Plaza

U.S. Representative Kathy Castor speaks to the crowd before the ribbon cutting. Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn introduced Sara Blakely before the ribbon cutting. Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn spoke about inspiring his own daughters to aim high, much like Sara Blakely. Sara Blakely's grandmother...

House Dem agrees with Holder: Let some felons vote

House Dem agrees with Holder: Let some felons vote Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) on Monday called on her home state to allow non-violent felons to vote again once they've done serving out their sentence. "What is happening in Florida is unjust," she told reporters, according to 10 News in ...

Latino organizations issue legislative report card

Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, is the only representative from the Bay area to receive a “thumbs up” grade. A collection of Latino organizations gave the United States Senate a passing grade for the 2013 session, but gave the House an “incomplete.” The Senate received the better grade ...

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TALLAHASSEE: Most Fla. members in Congress skeptical of Syria strike

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, wrote to Obama at end of the August saying that “without a direct threat to the national security” she would oppose a military strike. “As I have visited with my neighbors across my district this month I have heard from many of them who are extremely wary ...

Arizona lawmaker cancels bulletproof vest demo

Kathy Castor returned from a 4-day trip to Cuba Saturday night Tampa area Democratic Congresswoman Kathy Castor made her maiden voyage to the Communist island, and... Full Article at Creative Loafing Tampa ...

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Sarcoma Alliance Tries Again for Congressional Awareness Month

A resolution supporting July as Sarcoma Awareness Month died with the old Congress, but Rep. Kathy Castor, D-FL, has reintroduced it. This week U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor of Tampa introduced House Resolution 78, expressing support for July as Sarcoma Awareness Month. "Just in time for ...

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