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Mike Castle

Mike CastleAKA Michael Newbold Castle

Born: 2-Jul-1939
Birthplace: Wilmington, DE

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Delaware, 1993-2011

Attorney and two-term Governor of Delaware, elected the state's sole member of the US House in 1993, succeeding Thomas Carper and re-elected eight times. Moderate Republican. Supported abortion rights, stem cell research, Iraq war authorization of 2002, Wall Street bailout of 2008, GM bailout of 2009. Opposed economic stimulus of 2009, health care reform of 2010. Assignments included Education and Labor Committee, and Financial Services Committee. Did not run for re-election in 2010, instead entering a special election to replace Senator Ted Kaufman, who had been appointed on an interim basis when Joseph Biden left the Senate to become Vice President in 2009. Defeated in the 2010 Republican Senate primary by "Tea Party" activist Christine O'Donnell, who lost in the general election to Chris Coons.

Wife: Jane DiSabatino (m. 23-Jun-1992, no children)

    High School: Tower Hill School, Wilmington, DE (1957)
    University: BS, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY (1961)
    Law School: LLD, Georgetown University (1964)

    US Congressman, Delaware (3-Jan-1993 to 3-Jan-2011)
    Governor of Delaware (15-Jan-1985 to 31-Dec-1992, resigned to join US House)
    Lieutenant Governor of Delaware (20-Jan-1981 to 15-Jan-1985)
    Delaware State Senate (1968-76)
    Delaware State House of Representatives (1966-67)
    It's My Party Too National Advisory Board
    John McCain 2008
    McCain-Palin Victory 2008
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors
    Oquirrh Institute Board of Governors
    Republican Main Street Partnership Past President
    Republicans for Choice
    Ripon Society
    Stroke (two minor strokes, 2006)

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