Joaquín Castro

Place of Birth: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 16, 1974

Ethnicity: Mexican

Joaquín Castro is an American politician. A Democrat, he has served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas, since January 3, 2013.

Joaquín is the son of Maria Del Rosario Castro and Jessie Guzman. His identical twin brother is politician Julián Castro. He is married to Anna Flores, with whom he has two children.

Joaquín’s maternal grandmother was Victoria Manuela Castro (the daughter of Victoriano Castro and Anastacia Alvarado). Victoria was born in San Pedro, Coahuila, Mexico.

Sources: Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak on Joaquín’s family history –

Genealogy of Joaquín Castro (focusing on his mother’s side) –

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