LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Lewisboro’s Robert J. "Bob" Castelli!
Robert J. "Bob" Castelli, who resides in Lewisboro turns 64 on Monday.
Castelli, a security consultant, professor and media personality from Goldens Bridge, N.Y., was born December 16, 1949, in Jamaica, N.Y.
He served two terms as a member of the New York State Assembly, representing northeastern Westchester County, New York.
During the Vietnam War, he served with the 7th Cavalry Regiment in the United States Army. Upon his separation from military, he became a member of the New York State Police, where he served with the elite Special Investigations Unit and the New York State Organized Crime Task Force for over two decades.
A graduate of Harvard University, Castelli is a nationally recognized expert on criminal justice and security matters. He became an educator in 1996 went on to serve as Chair of the Criminal Justice Department at Iona College. After holding elective office in local government, Castelli ran for and was elected to the State Assembly in a special election in February 2010, and was reelected just eight months later for a second, and this time full two-year term. He is also a columnist for the website Politico.