Castro, Stephanie

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Assembly
Political Affiliation:
(831) 638-9576
Bachelors of Arts Liberal Studies, Double Teaching Credential
Biographical Info:
Stephanie grew up in South San Jose and moved to Hollister with her husband in 1998. They have lived there ever since and have three children. Their oldest Eagle Scout son is currently serving overseas in our United States Air Force. With three young children in school and at home, Stephanie ultimately earned her bachelors degree from CSU Chico majoring in liberal studies where she went on to become a substitute teacher and then a full time teacher in 2014. She taught elementary and high school students for 6 years until her career was put on hold when the pandemic began in 2020. She feels that teaching was a helpful stepping stone for her new career as a future politician. She organized her first March for Freedom Rally in Hollister in December of 2020 when she started to see the politicized events of the pandemic and how they coincided with the election. She helped with the recall Gavin Newsom efforts by gathering signatures, and started the San Benito Patriots group and organized a Recall Gavin Newsom Rally as well as rallied to end the mandates.
I am running to protect the constitution and change the narrative that has been going on for far too long in Sacramento. There are bad policies coming out of California that started out as mandates and are slowly becoming laws, and bad ones at that. I want to fight for positive changes that need to be made to our laws, in our school system, like bringing school choice to our parents, and removing curriculum that aims to indoctrinate instead of educate. I want to see our working wages improved, where we can see real wage growth without taking more out for taxes or raising them either so you can readily provide for your family. I care about my fellow citizens. Their voice matters as well as common sense in Sacramento. I want to support the ideas of my constituents, fight for the needs of my community and earn their respect. I am someone who truly cares for my community.


Response Legend

  • YYes
  • NNo
  • Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Should California amend its Constitution to remove current limitations and codify abortion until birth as a constitutional right? (e.g., Prop 1, 2022) N
2. Should California require medical providers to undergo “cultural competency courses” on racial politics and sexual and gender identity to have their license renewed by the state? (e.g., AB 2194, 2022) N
3. Should California adult citizens be required to pass a background check before buying ammunition? N
4. Should California require high school students to take an Ethnic Studies course that teaches Critical Race Theory before graduating? N
5. Should California women’s prisons be required to admit biological males who self-identify as female? N
6. Would you (or did you) support requiring all insurance plans to provide elective surgical abortions for free, with no deductibles or copays copays? (e.g., SB 245, 2022) N
7. Should minors age 15 or older be allowed to consent to vaccines without parental permission? (e.g., SB 866, 2022) N
8. Would you (or did you) support the legalization of loitering for prostitution? (e.g., SB 357, 2022) N
9. Would you (or did you) support the establishment of government-sponsored drug injection centers? (e.g., SB 57, 2022) N
10. Would you (or did you) support legislation prohibiting employers from making hiring decisions based on an employee’s use of cannabis away from the workplace or traces of non-psychoactive cannabis found during drug testing? (e.g., AB 2188, 2022) N
11. Should California taxpayers fund transgender treatments for minors, including puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and sex-change operations? (e.g., AB 2218, 2020; AB 2521, 2022) N
12. Should California require Peace Officers to undergo a “bias evaluation” that includes sexual orientation and gender identity? (e.g., AB 2229, 2022) N