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