Congressman Joaquin Castro represents Texas’s 20th Congressional District and serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and serves House Democratic Leadership as Chief Deputy Whip. Outside of the legislative chamber, Joaquin has demonstrated a strong commitment to his community. He created the Trailblazers College Tour, raising money to send underprivileged students on college visits; founded SA READS, San Antonio’s largest literacy campaign and book drive; and is active on several boards, including the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials’ (NALEO) Taskforce on Education.