Castro Elected to Lead the Freshman Class of U.S. Congress Democrats

U.S. Representative Joaquín Castro could be considered Congress’ freshman class president…

The 38-year-old Mexican-American Congressman, D-San Antonio, the twin brother of San Antonio Mayor and Democratic National Convention keynote speaker Julián Castro, was elected by his to serve as president of the freshman class of Democrats in the 113th Congress.

Joaquín Castro

The honor was bestowed upon Castro as freshmen received their committee assignments for the upcoming legislative session.

Both Castro and Representative Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, will serve on the House Armed Services Committee.

Meanwhile, Representative Ruben Hinojosa, D-Mercedes, is the new chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Newly elected Representative Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, will serve on Agriculture and Homeland Security committees.