US House, TX-20

Joaquin Castro


  • Strong champion for clean energy, air, and water
  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Earned 96% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard


  • Holding this seat in Texas will help the environmental movement reclaim apro-environment majority in the House of Representatives in 2024, which will help pave the way for climate action
  • Will maintain Latino representation in Congress

Candidate Background

Representative Joaquín Castro is running for a seventh term to represent Texas’s 20th congressional district. A win will protect a critical House ally. Castro previously served in the state House, where he was awarded the Wind Coalition Outstanding Supporter award in 2008 for his leadership in supporting wind energy in Texas. He has been a strong opponent of the Keystone XL pipeline, and has helped the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) secure millions of dollars in grants from the Department of Energy for energy efficiency and methane emissions mitigation research. In Congress, Castro will continue to be a leader on efforts to cut carbon pollution and strengthen clean water protections. Representative Castro has earned a 96% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.

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