Julian Castro

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.) 

Personal info

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 
Religion:Roman Catholic

Campaign websitehttps://www.julianforthefuture.com/

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Other Facts (Wikipedia and CNN):

  • 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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