You searched for:

Start over

Narrow Search

Best of SA 2013

Best Elected Official (National) 

click to enlarge 1478749.jpg

1. Joaquín Castro
U.S. House of Representatives (D20),

While this category traditionally goes to our U.S. House District 20 rep, formerly Charlie Gonzalez (successor of Henry B.), it’s nice to see some fresh meat in the Best Elected Official category. In his new national role, Castro the (one-minute) younger has created a political identity for himself wholly separate from his twin, Mayor Julián Castro. He’s president of the House Democrats’ freshman class, and sits on the influential Foreign Affairs and Armed Services committees. Castro’s made the media rounds taking up important issues like immigration and Medicaid expansion, giving off an affable, yet informed, vibe. A whisper campaign pitting Castro against loudmouthed freshman Ted Cruz for his U.S. senate seat has already started, but by the time that election comes — in 2018 — Castro may have moved on to even bigger things.

2. Ted Cruz
U.S. Senator,

3. Lloyd Doggett
U.S. House of Representatives (D35),


(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)


Most Popular

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.