Internal polling puts Angelo Castillo way out front in Pembroke Pines Mayor’s race
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Angelo Castillo
Castillo leads in every demographic, all but one with a majority of voters.

Angelo Castillo appears to be a strong front-runner for Pembroke Pines Mayor, according to internal polling his campaign shared with Florida Politics.

The poll, taken by Public Communicators Group Oct. 23-27, shows Castillo leading in every demographic and overall, with 60% support. The poll shows majority support in each of the city’s four Commission districts and with support across parties.

“I am deeply humbled by the outpouring of support from every corner of Pembroke Pines,” Castillo said. “This campaign has always been about bringing our community together, and seeing such a broad base of support reinforces the strength of our collective vision. I am inspired by the trust you have placed in me and I renew my commitment to work tirelessly for the betterment of our city.”

Castillo has served on the Pembroke Pines City Commission since 2004. He was the first Hispanic American elected to the board in 30 years.

Throughout his tenure, Castillo has served as Vice Mayor four times, and has been a member of the Broward County Charter Review Commission. Castillo is a former Chair and current member of the Broward County Planning Council, the Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organizations, and the local Tourist Development Council.

The internal polling showed Castillo with nearly 62% support overall, with challengers Elizabeth Burns and Iris Siple each trailing significantly at about 19% support. The campaign attributes Castillo’s strong showing in the poll to 75% name recognition and a net favorability rating of +36.

The campaign told Florida Politics those numbers are consistent with previous internal polling that put Castillo similarly at 63% support against only Siple, who claimed just 37% support in that May polling, before Burns had entered the race.

Castillo’s strongest support comes from District 4, which he currently represents on the City Commission, at more than 74%. District 3 voters posted nearly 59% support, while Districts 1 and 2 landed at nearly 52% and just over 50%, respectively.

Among other demographics, Castillo has majority support in all but one — Black voters. There, he claims 47% support, still far more than his competitors. Castillo’s strong support is, not surprisingly as a Cuban American, from Hispanic and Latino voters, who showed 72% support in the poll.

And Castillo has broad cross-party appeal. Though the Mayor’s race and City Commission races are nonpartisan, Castillo is a registered Democrat, according to the most recent L2 voter data. Yet he posts 67% support among Republican voters, and secured an endorsement from the Republican Liberty Caucus Chair in Broward County, Robert Sutton, who previously served as Chair of the Broward GOP.

Democrats, meanwhile, support Castillo at 57%.

The poll surveyed 2,655 Pembroke Pines residents, with a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percentage points.

“As we continue to grow our campaign and build support, I’m looking forward to speaking with voters across our community, learning more about your concerns, and building a future that can make all our residents proud,” Castillo said.

Peter Schorsch

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  • Michael Langshaw

    November 17, 2023 at 10:25 am

    How can you say that you are ahead of the other people are more qualified than you are, running for the office of mayor.
    You nave been in Pembroke Pines politics for well over 20 years, and whenever you are asked any question regarding the issues here in this city, you never have any answers.
    By you telling the citizens that you are ahead, is purposely lying to the citizens. In saying such things and putting it in writing, you are suggesting to the citizens, you don’t have to go to the poles, I’ve already won the race and will be the mayor, that is deceitful, and you must give a written apology to the citizens of Pembroke Pines for your misleading comments.
    And I’m expecting you to do that. And of you do not, that tells the citizens of Pembroke Pines, you wy be a person who will do anything to manipulate e system, if you become the mayor, and that reflects just what you have already written, you are ahead, when the voting had not taken place.
    I and many Pembroke Pines citizens are looking for that apology.

  • Angelo Castillo

    November 18, 2023 at 7:01 am

    Thank you. I am humbled by this strong showing of voter support and vow to continue serving Pembroke Pines as an issues focused Mayor eager to combat traffic and crime, keeping our area safe and clean, not raising taxes or fees unnecessarily, promoting good schools and communities, environmental protection, building housing our young people and seniors can afford — in short, laser focused on the issues our residents care about. To learn more about me, my plans for a better Pembroke Pines and my campaign visit

  • Michael Langshaw

    November 20, 2023 at 11:06 pm

    This site is being monitored and when you try to voice an opinion on the wrongs and incompetence in the leadership here, it’s cut off, just like the crooked politicians you all are, you hate for the people to know the truth about you Castillo and gang.
    The senior citizens in century village are now paying an excessive fee for HOA, and you do nothing, just like the homeowners and the HOA, as well as the insurance companies that ha e fled Florida with millions.
    In my neighborhood the street light has been out from February and neither you or the HOA or FPL has done nothing to get it working.
    You are not qualified to be Mayor of Pembroke Pines.

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