State Representative, District 30
Karen Castor Dentel is serving her first term in the Florida House of Representatives. She is a mother, educator and activist.
Karen has taught in Orange County Public Schools for more than a decade. She is a member of the Florida Education Association.
Karen's family's political roots go deep. Her mother, Betty Castor, served in the Florida Senate and as state Education Commissioner. Her sister, Kathy Castor, has represented Florida’s 11th Congressional District since 2007. Her brother, Frank Castor, a Palm Beach County judge, was elected in 2006, and her father, Don Castor, retired from the bench in Hillsborough County in 1996.