Katherine Anne Castor (born August 20, 1966) is an American politician and lawyer currently representing Florida’s 14th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives, serving since 2007. The district, numbered as the 11th district from 2007 to 2013, is based in Tampa. A Democrat, Castor was a member of the Hillsborough County Commission.
The daughter of former Florida State Senator, president of the University of South Florida, and Florida Education Commissioner Betty Castor, Kathy Castor was born in Miami and raised in Tampa. She graduated from Emory College and the Florida State University College of Law. After law school, Castor primarily worked in public administration law. She was first elected to the U.S. House in 2006 and has been reelected six times.