Karen Castor Dentel

District: 30 -- Democrat

Parts of Orange, Seminole

Committee Membership for 2012 - 2014 Term

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Maitland
Occupation:  Public School Teacher
Spouse:  Eric Dentel
Child(ren):  Wyatt, Caroline
Education:  Chamberlain High School, diploma, 1986; Vanderbilt University, B.S., Elementary Education, 1986-1990; University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, M.Ed., Literacy Studies, 1992-1993; University of Florida, Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, 1997-2001
Born:  Tampa , FL
History:  Betty Castor, mother, former President of USF, Florida Commissioner of Education, State Senate Pro Tempore; Don Castor, father, retired Hillsborough County Judge; Sam Bell, step-father, former Florida Representative from Volusia County; Kathy Castor, sister, US Representative, District 14, from Hillsborough County; Frank Castor, brother, West Palm Beach County Judge
Religious Affiliation:  United Church of Christ
Recreational Interest:  birding, Florida history, politics, reading, spending time with family and friends, travel

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012


Dommerich Elementary School and Maitland Middle School, PTA member
Girl Scouts of Citrus Council, volunteer
League of Women Voters, Orange County
Orange County Regional History Center, Education Committee Chair, board member
Horizons Girls Club, Gainesville, founder, 1996-1998
Dommerich Elementary School Advisory Council, past member
Junior League of Greater Orlando, past Public Affairs Committee Chair, past member

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