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George Castrataro

For Fort Lauderdale City Commission, District 2


George’s proven leadership history has been demonstrated through senior-level positions with Broward Legal Aid, the State of Florida Department of Health and American Red Cross


As an active community leader in Fort Lauderdale for more than 25 years, George is committed to the city’s future, through smart growth and responsible development


George has been a leading force for change, both locally and nationally, with progressive results protecting public health and safety and ensuring civil rights


George has volunteered in the community for more than 25 years, including founding the Broward Human Rights Initiative, as a founding member of the Broward County Housing Council and as an officer and director of Care Resource


George possesses the ethics, drive, determination and commitment to make a difference in public safety and equal rights issues


A prominent, respected attorney with experience challenging the system and championing nontraditional cases, George has obtained positive life-changing outcomes for individuals and families throughout Broward County

Here’s What George Will Do on the Commission:

Protect the Environment

Increase vigilance for beach erosion and institute preservation tactics to safeguard homeowner and business investments

Improve Public Safety

Heighten our focus on crime and safety to secure our neighborhoods

Rebuild Infrastructure

Develop plans that focus on infrastructure – especially aging water and sewer systems

Balance Growth

Encourage greater community input to ensure smart growth and responsible development

Reduce Traffic

Address our growing traffic problems and the lack of coordination in our public transportation systems

Enhance and Coordinate Community Services

Evaluate and address the city’s unmet needs in the areas of health, homelessness and substance abuse

Encourage Affordable Housing

Demand affordable housing options from developers and builders in the permitting process

George is Committed to Making Fort Lauderdale Better

You won’t be surprised that George Castrataro is an organized, methodical, step-by-step professional. You’ve no doubt seen the ads for his legal practice around town, and you’d expect that from an attorney.


Born on Long Island and raised in Central Florida, George graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa and began his career in healthcare, moving across Florida with nonprofit and government organizations. He took a position with American Red Cross (ARC) directing health and safety programs in Tampa and that evolved into a job at ARC headquarters in Washington DC overseeing disease preparedness and prevention.


Planning and executing on public health crises — impacting life and death — gave George the roadmap for approaching problems large and small: commitment, preparation, research, intervention, and above all, a mission to do good.


Back in Florida, George began law school at night and graduated in the inaugural class of Florida International University (FIU). He began working at Legal Aid of Broward, leading the HIV legal program. There, he established the Broward Human Rights Initiative, protecting the civil rights of the LGBT community through legal representation, education and mobilization.

Over time, his Legal Aid portfolio added consumer law and foreclosure law, and when the foreclosure crisis hit South Florida, George saw the parallels to a health crisis. His triage approach helped his clients weather the Great Recession and stabilized many neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale.


George started his own practice in 2008, and became a “go-to” resource for the community. He was appointed as a founding member of the Broward County Housing Council, which works on affordable housing and homelessness. He is an officer on the board of Care Resource, which has evolved from a community health center into a primary health care provider for thousands of patients. He also organizes and runs the Lake Ridge Civic Association Candidates Forum, one of the major stops for candidates in Fort Lauderdale.


George Castrataro knows Fort Lauderdale. He lives and works in District 2, from his home in Lake Ridge to his office in Flagler Village. George’s training, background, experience and outlook give him the insight to find solutions to issues that have been plaguing Fort Lauderdale. On the Commission representing District 2, George will remain focused on improving life in our city for residents, employers and visitors. George’s vision for all of us is “A Better Fort Lauderdale.”

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  • 707 NE 3rd Avenue,
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
  • (954) 372-6388
  • Text: George 41242

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