Joaquin Castro is a Representative from Texas. Born in San Antonio, Texas in 1974, he earned his B.A. from Stanford University in1996 and his J.D. from Harvard University in 2000. He was a private practice lawyer and a member of the Texas state house of representatives from 2002-2012. He was elected as a Democrat to the 113th and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2013-present).