Castro is running for office because she wants to take the passion and experiences that she "utilized in improving Brentwood, and bring it to all of Islip." If elected, Castro said she would ensure that the administration of tax collection is done professionally and that her office would be run in a manner that utilizes taxpayers dollars efficiently.
Castro, 56, is running on the Democratic and Working Families lines. A Brentwood resident for 24 years, she received an associate degree in business administration from Iona College in 1990. Castro is a member of the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce, the Brentwood Historical Society and the Islip chapter of the NAACP. She is an administrative assistant at the Child Care Council of Suffolk and is the host of the "Women of Destiny" television show. Castro helped found the Brentwood Gardens Community Organization and the Brentwood Community Garden. She has worked with the nonprofit groups Brentwood Concerned Citizens for Change, New York Communities for Change and Make the Road New York. She and her husband have three children.