A Brief Biography
My name is Pat Castles and I am running for the office of state representative in District 38.
My district lies on the west side of the Willamette River and includes part of southwest Portland
and much of Lake Oswego -- a tale of two cities and two counties (Multnomah and Clackamas).
I am a proud Oregonian who wants to make his state better than it has ever been. My
mother was still a French citizen when I was born in Oregon, and I have lived here my entire
life. I attended only Oregon schools, and now have lived with my wife for the last 25 years a few
blocks away from where my parents raised me (all in District 38). We have three children who
went to the same high school I attended.
I have been active in my church since I was an 8-year-old singing in my church children's choir,
where I continue to sing in the adult choir. I am a Deacon and have participated in the life of my church
and community in voluntary opportunities such as the Oregon Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity and
Having gone through the entire educational cycle in Oregon, attended PTA meetings and teacher
conferences, I know the challenges and frustrations of school in the suburban setting. I continue to
follow local events, Multnomah Days, which I have participated in, and many of the local community
gatherings of my neighborhood.
As do many Oregonians, I enjoy the outdoors, especially traveling around our beautiful state. Fishing
and camping have been among my favorite pastimes.
University of Oregon; Bachelor of Science; major in Political Science
Portland State University; Master of Arts; major in Political Science
Legislative intern for Representative Roger Martin, Lake Oswego
Previous Work Experience.
I worked in title insurance for many years for Portland based companies and was a title officer for
Fidelity National Title Insurance Company. The last 13 years I worked for International Business
Machines (IBM) in invoice management.
In the past, I have written music, mostly religious in nature, and play the piano.
I have also authored a novel.
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