Beginning his journey as a high school intern for a well-known political figure, Art Castañares quickly proved his mettle in the world of state and local politics. As Chief of Staff for former California Senator Steve Peace, Art fostered a deep understanding of public affairs.
In addition to serving as Peace’s Chief of Staff, Art built a successful political consulting business, winning a number of high-profile campaigns. Art then pivoted to journalism, where his distinctive writing style, influenced by his speech and debate training in high school, quickly found a home and a following.
As the publisher and editor of La Prensa, Art brings decades of political experience to his columns, delivering hard-hitting and thought-provoking content that earns him praise and criticism. His columns often create social media buzz and mainstream newsrooms aren’t shy about linking to them in their stories.
Art is well-sourced and armed with a reliable BS detector. He discusses all that and more with Tony and Juan.