Jeanne Casteen

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Challenger


Jeanne Casteen was born in Harvard, Illinois, and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Arizona State University in 2008. She then went on to receive her M.E.d (Masters of Education) degree from Arizona State University in 2010. In 2008, Casteen became a teacher and stayed a teacher for 4 years. After 4 years, Casteen decided to run for her local school board. She served as a member of the board for a few years and in 2020, she ran for Maricopa County School Superintendent and narrowly lost the race. Casteen has 4 children and currently serves as Executive Director at SecularAZ, an organization that seeks to remove religious influences from the government.

Key Issues


Casteen is against the influence of religion in public schools. While serving as a member of a local school board, Casteen worked to implement a program that provides meals for families dealing with food insecurities. In addition, she worked to open a bilingual preschool designed to help families that are financially struggling. Casteen seeks to better aid the needs of public schools, families, and students.


Previously endorsed by Planned Parenthood in the 2020 election.


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  2. Ballotpedia
  3. Secular Coalition for Arizona