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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas)

District: 20th District
Political Highlights: Texas House, 2003-13; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present
Born: Sept. 16, 1974; San Antonio, Texas
Residence: San Antonio
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Anna Flores; two children
Education: Stanford U., A.B. 1996; Harvard U., J.D. 2000
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Emerging Threats and Capabilities; Readiness); Foreign Affairs (Terrorism, Nonproliferation & Trade; Western Hemisphere)

Election History
2014generalJoaquin Castro (D) 66,55475.7
Jeffrey Blunt (LIBERT) 21,41024.3
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


on the House Seniority List

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


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


Twitter Followers (@joaquincastrotx)


Rep. Joaquin Castro has the 28th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) 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.