Christine “Chris” Castillo was born and raised on the south side of San Antonio, the youngest of six children. Her parents, Alfred and Bertha Castillo, also born and raised in San Antonio, grew up on the west side of Bexar County. Once married, the Castillo family moved to the south side to raise their family.
A graduate of Wheatley High School, now known as Brackenridge High School, Chris was inducted into the “Who’s Who Among American High School Students” in 1985. A year later, Chris began her career in public service working with the Bexar County District Clerk’s Office under former Bexar County District Clerk, David J. Garcia. Throughout the years, Chris advanced within the Department and was rewarded with various advance employment placements, eventually serving as Division Chief of Records and Finance. Chris worked tirelessly and devoted to Bexar County and the Office of the District Clerk for 33 years.
Shortly after retirement from Bexar County in December of 2019, Chris’ passion to work and serve the citizens of her community remained alive. Chris quickly joined the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Texas serving in their most needed Department, the Child Support Division.
Chris’ lifelong passion to serve the public and to help families grows every day. Chris' family history of service to Bexar County began with her father who began employment with the County in 1960. Chris comes from a family who collectively have 136 years of service for Bexar County, working in their various careers serving their Bexar County community by working for different Departments including the Bexar County Elections Department, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, the Bexar County Clerk's office and the Bexar County Purchasing Department.
Chris and her wife, Debi live on the Southside of Bexar County where they are raising their son who currently attends Central Catholic High School and is part of their JROTC program. The Castillos are active volunteers for various organizations such as the San Antonio Food Bank, and are active in the Ministry of the Third Cross where they focus on helping to develop effective models of renewal and service delivery to persons associated with the criminal justice system. Chris and her family have also participated in organizing volunteer groups to distribute food and clothing to the less fortunate who gravitate under the bridge under IH-35 at Cesar Chavez Boulevard and gather for worship.