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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas)


Biography
District: 20th District
Political Highlights: Texas House, 2003-13; U.S. House, 2013-present
Born: Sept. 16, 1974; San Antonio, Texas
Residence: San Antonio
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Anna Flores; one child
Education: Stanford U., A.B. 1996; Harvard U., J.D. 2000
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Intelligence, Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Tactical Air & Land Forces); Foreign Affairs (Terrorism, Nonproliferation & Trade)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalJoaquin Castro (D) 119,03263.9
David Rosa (R) 62,37633.5
A.E. Potts (LIBERT) 3,1431.7
Antonio Diaz (GREEN) 1,6260.9
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: TX-20)
 
Safe Democrat


See Also:

(Full Race Ratings Map)

366th

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Texas Rep. Ralph M. Hall (R) is 10th.

3rd

Texas is 3rd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

23,128

Twitter Followers (@joaquincastrotx)

39th

Rep. Joaquin Castro has the 39th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.









Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.