Congressman Joaquin Castro was elected in 2012 to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives as representative of Texas' 20th Congressional District, which covers a large portion of San Antonio and Bexar County. He is currently Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Development, International Organizations, and Global Corporate Social Impact for the 117th Congress. Joaquin has worked across his career to seize the opportunities created by the sacrifices of his grandmother and prior generations. After finishing high school a year early, Joaquin left San Antonio to graduate with honors from Stanford University in 1996. He then went on to attend Harvard Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate degree in 2000. Upon his return to San Antonio at 28 years old, Joaquin joined a private law practice and was elected to the Texas Legislature. He served five terms as state representative for District 125.
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