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Julián Castro

Posted: May 21, 2015 | By: Harkin Institute Tagged:

Julián Castro was born in San Antonio, Texas on September 16, 1974 and is the identical twin brother of U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro. He graduated from Stanford University in 1996 and went on to earn his law degree from Harvard University. In 2001, Castro was elected to the San Antonio City Council. Then in 2005, Castro unsuccessfully ran for mayor but then eventually was elected to the position in 2009 followed by re-election in 2011 and 2013. In 2012, Castro became the first Hispanic to give the keynote address at a Democratic National Convention and then in 2014 was tapped by President Barack Obama to serve as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. He and his wife Erica live in Texas with their two children.

Julián Castro announced on December 12, 2018 that he was forming an exploratory committee and then formally declared his candidacy for the Democratic nomination on January 12, 2019.

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