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Who & Where

Joaquin Castro

District Outlook

District Map

Population & Demographics

Total Pop. 18+ Pop. CVAP
Total 698,488 508,354 430,060
Anglo 23.0% 26.3% 29.6%
Hispanic 68.6% 64.9% 62.3%
Afr-Am 5.8% 5.5% 5.3%
Other 3.6% 3.8%
Asian 1.6%

2012 Election Analysis

344,971 Registered Voters
194,165 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
190,529 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
U.S. President Mitt Romney 39.6% Barack Obama 58.8%
U.S. Senate Ted Cruz 39.3% Paul Sadler 57.5%
U.S. Congress David Rosa 33.5% Joaquin Castro 63.9%
RR Commish Christi Craddick 39.3% Dale Henry 56.2%
Supreme Court Nathan Hecht 36.3% Michele Petty 59.9%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller 39.9% Keith Hampton 57.3%

2010 Election Analysis

355,709 Registered Voters
196,602 Spanish-Surnamed Registered Voters
106,726 Total Ballots

Contest Rep. Candidate R-% Dem. Candidate D-%
Governor Rick Perry 40.8% Bill White 56.3%
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst 45.7% Linda Chavez-Thompson 50.4%
Attorney General Greg Abbott 51.9% Barbara Radnofsky 45.8%
Comptroller Susan Combs 75.1%
Land Commish Jerry Patterson 44.5% Hector Uribe 52.5%
Ag. Commish Todd Staples 45.0% Hank Gilbert 51.2%
RR Commish David Porter 43.9% Jeff Weems 50.9%
Supreme Court Debra Lehrmann 45.3% Jim Sharp 51.7%
Supreme Court Paul Green 45.0% Bill Moody 51.8%
Supreme Court Eva Guzman 48.5% Blake Bailey 47.9%
Crt. of Criminal Appeals Michael Keasler 45.3% Keith Hampton 51.5%


2011 Redistricting

2003 Redistricting

News Results

Castro Accuses Abbott of "Pay to Play" Politics - Texas Tribune
Texas Tribune
Castro Accuses Abbott of "Pay to Play" PoliticsTexas TribuneJoaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, directly accused Gov. Greg Abbott Wednesday of engaging in possibly illegal ?pay to play? politics by promising to help a major donor move legislation pushed by insurance companies. In a letter addressed to the governor ...Castro chides Abbott over governor's office email exchange with donorSan Antonio Express-News (subscription)all 3 news articles »
After Tour, Rep. Castro And Other Dems Call To Close Family Detention Centers - San Antonio Current (blog)
San Antonio Current (blog)
After Tour, Rep. Castro And Other Dems Call To Close Family Detention CentersSan Antonio Current (blog)Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, hosted a delegation of concerned members of Congress to visit the facilities. Castro and seven other Democratic lawmakers toured the Karnes County Residential Center on Monday, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement ...Congressional delegation visit family detention centersKSAT San AntonioDemocratic Congressmen to Tour Karnes City Detention FacilityWOAI.comall 7 news articles »
Trade Deal Squeezes Texas Congressional Democrats - Texas Tribune
Texas Tribune
Trade Deal Squeezes Texas Congressional DemocratsTexas TribuneBut labor is pushing Joaquin Castro hard from the other side. The implicit threat is that crossing labor on an issue this important could complicate his accelerating rise in House leadership or any national ambitions (although his brother's name comes ...and more »

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