BIOGRAPHY:

Joaquin Castro

Joaquin Castro

Joaquin Castro, 34, represents San Antonio , Texas , as one of the youngest members of the Texas Legislature. Joaquin, along with his identical twin brother Julian ̶ a former city councilman and newly elected mayor of San Antonio , Texas ̶ are among the vanguards of a new class of Latino leaders that are emerging across the country. He has received state and national attention as a political rising star in the Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News, Texas Monthly, Latina Magazine, People en Español, and numerous other publications.

Joaquin was born in San Antonio , Texas , September 16, 1974.  He was raised in San Antonio ' s Westside and attended Jefferson High School before leaving his hometown to attend Stanford University . He double majored in communications and political science and graduated with honors in 1996.  He then attended Harvard Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate degree  in 2000.  Joaquin returned to Texas , and at 27 years old, was elected to serve in the Texas House of Representatives in 2002. He represents House District 125, which stretches from the west to the northwest side of San Antonio and is rich in ethnic, social, and ec

onomic diversity.

Joaquin ' s interest in public service developed at a young age from watching his parents '  involvement in political campaigns and civic causes. His father, a retired teacher, and his mother, a longtime activist in the San Antonio community, instilled in their children a deep respect for the democratic process. Joaquin grew up in the world of politics and was raised to value the importance of serving one’s community. 

Joaquin has worked in the Texas Legislature for four terms and currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Higher Education Committee and is a member of the House County Affairs Committee.  In the Legislature, Joaquin has passionately fought to improve the quality of higher education in Texas and to expand access and affordability for our students.  He has worked tirelessly to improve public education, health care, teacher retirement, and opportunities for Texas families. In addition to his work in the Texas Legislature, Joaquin operates a private law practice in San Antonio . He has also taught as an adjunct professor at St. Mary ' s Law School and Trinity University in San Antonio.

MAILING ADDRESSES:

SAN ANTONIO OFFICE:
                     6100 Bandera, Suite 130
San Antonio, TX 78238
(210) 684-6896
(210) 684-6945 Fax

OFFICIAL ADDRESS:

The Honorable Joaquin Castro Texas House of Representatives,
District 125
PO Box 2910
Austin, TX 78769

LAW OFFICE:

(210) 224-4667

CAPITOL OFFICE:

Room EXT E1.302
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768-2910
(512) 463-0669
(512) 463-5074 Fax

E-MAIL ADDRESS:

Website: http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/dist125/castro.htm
E-mail: joaquin.castro@house.state.tx.us
jcastro.texas125@gmail.com

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