Ray Castillo

District 5 representative

(442) 265-1034

Raymond “Ray” Castillo is a lifelong resident. Mr. Castillo was elected to the Imperial County Board of Supervisors, District 5, in November 2010. In the 5th District, Castillo represents the communities of El Centro, Calexico, Brawley, Holtville, Imperial, Winterhaven and Palo Verde.


Prior to Mr. Castillo’s election on to the Board of Supervisors, he had been elected to the El Centro City Council and subsequently appointed as Mayor in 2003 to 2004. Castillo graduated from CUHS in 1967, IVC in 1973 and SDSU Calexico in 1977. His law enforcement career spans back 34 years, he retired from the California Department of Corrections on July 2004.

Mr. Castillo is married to Gloria, his wife of 45 years, and has five married children and sixteen grandchildren.

In addition to serving as Vice Chair of the Board of Supervisors, Castillo serves on the following Boards and Commissions:

Airport Advisory Committee

Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council

Imperial County Emergency Medical Services Committee

Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council

Salton Sea Authority

QUAD STATE/Desert Issues

California State Association of Counties

National Association of County

Accident and Safety Committee

Brawley Chamber of Commerce

Calexico Chamber of Commerce

California Children & Families First Commission

Holtville Chamber of Commerce

Imperial County Mental Health

Imperial County/IID Committee (2 on 2)

Imperial County/Yuma County Committee (2 on 2)

Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation

In Home Support Services Advisory Council

Workforce Development Board