Joaquín Castro

Born Sep 16, 1974

Joaquín Castro is an American politician from San Antonio, Texas. Castro is a representative in the United States House of Representatives representing Texas's 20th congressional district. He was a representative in the Texas Legislature representing District 125. While in the Texas legislature Castro served as Vice-Chair of the Higher Education Committee and was a member of the Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Joaquín Castro.


1974 Birth Born on September 16, 1974.


2002 27 Years Old Castro ran for Texas's 125th House district in 2002. … Read More
2004 29 Years Old In 2004, he won re-election to a second term unopposed.


2006 31 Years Old In 2006, he won re-election to a third term, defeating Republican Nelson Balido, 58%-38%.
2008 33 Years Old In 2008, he won re-election to a fourth term unopposed.
2009 34 Years Old Julián Castro, his identical twin brother, served as Mayor of San Antonio from 2009 to 2014 and is now the 16th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Cabinet of President Barack Obama. … Read More
2010 35 Years Old In 2010, he won re-election to a fifth term, defeating Libertarian Jeffrey Blunt, 78%-22%.
2011 36 Years Old In June 2011, Castro announced that he was running for a seat in the United States House of Representatives in the newly-drawn. … Read More
2012 37 Years Old 1 More Event
At the 2012 Democratic National Convention, he introduced his brother Julián as keynote speaker.
2013 38 Years Old 1 More Event
Castro was officially sworn into office on January 3, 2013 becoming a member of the 113th United States Congress. … Read More


2016 41 Years Old During the 2016 presidential election, Castro served as a surrogate for Hillary Clinton's campaign. … Read More
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