Hillary Clinton Chooses San Antonio Attorney As Campaign Treasurer

Hillary Clinton is taking another swing at the Oval Office. - Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton is taking another swing at the Oval Office.

Jose H. Villarreal - Akin Gump Strauss Haur & Feld LLP
Akin Gump Strauss Haur & Feld LLP
Jose H. Villarreal
Not like anyone was surprised, but Hillary Clinton officially announced Monday that she's running for president.

When Clinton created "Hillary for America" and filed the paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, the New York Times reported "that Jose H. Villarreal, a veteran of past Clinton campaigns, is the treasurer."

According to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, an Alamo City-based law firm, Villarreal is a consultant that councils the firm's client's on a range of legal and policy issues.

Villarreal was previously a partner at the firm and served as U.S. Commissioner General to the Shanghai 2010 World Expo — an appointment that came from Clinton when she was secretary of state — along with being granted ambassadorial rank by President Barack Obama.

He also serves on the board of directors for Union Pacific and from 1998 to 2006, he was on the board of directors for Walmart. 

The San Antonio Express-News reports that Villarreal is also campaign treasurer for U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, further fueling theories that one of the Castro brothers may join Clinton's campaign as her running mate. 

According to the Express-News, Villarreal worked on the Bill Clinton's presidential campaigns in 1992 and 1996, served as campaign treasurer for Al Gore's failed bid in 2000, and was co-chairman of John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign.

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