Julián Castro is a former Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, and a former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development during the Obama administration. He announced his run for President on January 12, 2019. (For debate info, visit our home page.)
Birthdate: September 16, 1974
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas
Birth name: Julián Castro
Father: Jesse Guzman, political activist and educator
Mother: Jesse Guzman, political activist and educator
Marriage: Erica (Lira) Castro (2007-present)
Children: Cristian, 2014; Carina, 2009
Education: Stanford University, B.A. in political science and communications, 1996; Harvard Law School, J.D., 2000
Campaign website: https://www.julianforthefuture.com/
Youngest city councilman in San Antonio history when elected in 2001 at age 26.
- Elected Mayor of San Antonio in 2009, youngest mayor of a top-50 American city. Reelected in 2011 and 2013.
- First Hispanic-American to deliver the keynote address at a Democratic National Convention. (2012)
- From 2014-2017, served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
- Castro's twin brother, Joaquin, has been a US Representative for Texas's 20th Congressional District since 2013.
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