José Rizo Castellón

José Rizo Castellón (born September 27, 1944, Jinotega) is a Nicaraguan politician, affiliated with the Constitutional Liberal Party (PLC). Rizo is a lawyer trained at the Catholic University of Chile; he also studied in the London School of Economics.

Rizo was nominated as the PLC's presidential candidate for the 2006 election in which he finished in third place behind Daniel Ortega and Eduardo Montealegre, receiving 25.11% of the vote. Rizo previously served as vice president under Enrique Bolaños, from 2002 until he resigned in 2005 to pursue the presidency. José Antonio Alvarado was his vice-presidential running mate.

Preceded by
Leopoldo Navarro
Vice President of Nicaragua
2002–2005
Succeeded by
Alfredo Gómez Urcuyo