Born: September 9, 1974
Nationality: United States of America
Biography: Joaquin Castro (born September 16, 1974) is an American Democratic politician who has served in the United States House of Representatives for Texas's 20th congressional district since 2013. The district includes just over half of his native San Antonio, Texas, as well as some of its nearby suburbs. From 2003 to 2013, Castro was a member of the Texas House of Representatives for District 125. While in the Texas state legislature, Castro served as vice-chair of the Higher Education Committee and was a member of the Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee. He also previously served on other committees, such as County Affairs, Border & International Affairs, and Juvenile Justice & Family Issues.Joaquin serves as campaign chair for his identical twin brother, Julian Castro, who is running for President in the 2020 election.