Legislator Profile

Former Florida Representative Karen Castor Dentel (D)
The information below was accurate during the legislator's active term.
Karen Castor Dentel
District Address:
696 North Maitland Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751-4423
(407) 659-4818

Capitol Address:
1401 The Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
(850) 717-5030
political profile
  • House District:30
  • First Elected:2012
  • Terms Out:2020
  • Party:Democrat
  • Delegations:Orange,Seminole
  • District Information:view district 30 map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012
  • Born:Tampa , FL
  • Moved to Florida:
  • Religious Affiliation:United Church of Christ
  • Education:Chamberlain High School, Diploma, 1986; Vanderbilt University, B.S., Elementary Education, 1986-1990; University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, M.Ed., Literacy Studies, 1992-1993; University of Florida, Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, 1997-2001
  • Occupation:Public School Teacher
  • Spouse:Eric Dentel
  • Children:Wyatt, Caroline
  • Affiliations:Dommerich Elementary School and Maitland Middle School, PTA member
    Girl Scouts of Citrus Council, volunteer
    League of Women Voters, Orange County
    Orange County Regional History Center, Education Committee Chair, board member
    Horizons Girls Club, Gainesville, founder, 1996-1998
    Dommerich Elementary School Advisory Council, past member
    Junior League of Greater Orlando, past Public Affairs Committee Chair, past member
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