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  Castor Jr., Bruce L.
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  2020-12-01  
 
NameBruce L. Castor Jr.
Address679 Camp Wawa Road Lower Salford Township
Lederach, Pennsylvania 19450, United States
EmailNone
Websitehttp://www.montcopa.org/
Born October 24, 1961 (59 years)
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InfoBruce L. Castor, Jr. had been a prosecutor since 1986 when elected District Attorney of Montgomery County, PA on November 2, 1999. During Mr. Castor's career, he has prosecuted primarily murder cases. In 1995, he received the Trial Advocacy Award from the National Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation for his work investigating and prosecuting homicides. He has received recognition for his efforts by the state legislature on two occasions, as well as by Governors Ridge and Casey. In 1990, he was named by a local Chamber of Commerce as Montgomery County's "Law Enforcement Man of the Year."

Prior to becoming District Attorney, Mr. Castor served as First Assistant District Attorney, Deputy District Attorney (Chief of Trials), Assistant District Attorney in charge of the Major Crimes Unit, and as an assistant district attorney on the Sex Crimes Unit. He has supervised the County Investigating Grand Jury and conducted numerous wiretap investigations. He has also acted as special prosecutor for the Office of Attorney General on many occasions. He frequently lectures on topics related to criminal investigation and prosecution.

In addition to Pennsylvania, Mr. Castor is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and the Federal District Court. Mr. Castor is also a member of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, the Pennsylvania and Montgomery Bar Associations, and a charter member of the Pennsylvania Homicide Investigators' Association. He has served on the boards of the Montgomery Bar Association and the Norristown State Hospital.

Mr. Castor acquired his undergraduate degree from Lafayette College and his law degree from Washington and Lee University. He has received advanced training from the National College of District Attorneys and at the FBI National Academy.

Mr. Castor is a life long resident of Montgomery County and lives in Lower Salford Township with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two children, Bruce III, and Alexandra.


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  08/17/2016 PA Attorney General - Acting Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/2015 Montgomery County District Attorney Lost 44.74% (-10.51%)
  11/08/2011 Montgomery County Board of Commissioners Won 23.56% (-2.84%)
  05/17/2011 Montgomery County Board of Commissioners - R Primary Won 53.34% (+6.67%)
  11/06/2007 Montgomery County Board of Commissioners Won 26.96% (+0.00%)
  05/15/2007 Montgomery County Board of Commissioners - R Primary Won 52.96% (+6.26%)
  04/27/2004 PA Attorney General - R Primary Lost 47.21% (-5.58%)
  11/04/2003 Montgomery County District Attorney Won 61.57% (+23.14%)
  11/02/1999 Montgomery County District Attorney Won 63.10% (+26.19%)
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  05/20/2014 PA Governor - R Primary Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
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PA Attorney General - Nov 02, 2004 R Tom Corbett