Julian Castro

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Full Name Julian Castro
Age 46 Years Old
Nick Name Julian
Gender Male
Famous As Politician
Birth Date September 16th, 1974
Birth Place San Antonio, Texas

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Julian Castro is an American politician from San Antonio who is a member of the Democratic Party. He was the youngest member of President Obama's Cabinet, serving as the 16th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 2014 to 2017.

2020 Democrats push back at 'personal' attack after Julien Castro questions Biden's memory

Democratic candidates pushed back against Julián Castro going after Joe Biden's memory in Thursday's presidential debate, calling it "personal" and "not cool." Castro sharply accused the former vice president of forgetting what he'd said just minutes before during a disagreement over a minor point in the candidates' broader discussion of whether to embrace "Medicare for All," which Biden has opposed.

"Are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago?" Castro, a former housing and urban development secretary, said to Biden. "Are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago? I can't believe that you said -- two minutes ago -- that they had to buy in and now you're forgetting that. We need a health care system where you're automatically enrolled." South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg cut in, saying, "This is why presidential debates are becoming unwatchable." He continued: "This reminds everybody of what they cannot stand about Washington. Scoring points against each other, poking at each other." Castro replied, "That's called the Democratic primary election, Pete. That's called an election." Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota then responded, "But a House divided cannot stand. And that is not how we're going to win this election."

Castro told CNN's Chris Cuomo after the debate that the comment was "not intended as a personal attack or affront."This is a debate. And when we're talking about health care policy, we're talking about a policy that impacts every single person in this country," Castro said. In interviews with CNN immediately following the debate, Democratic candidates expressed disapproval of Castro's tactic and stressed the importance of party unity. Klobuchar said Castro's attack was "not cool," and "so personal and so unnecessary." She said, "It feels like something that Donald Trump might tweet."

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American Politician who is a member of the Democratic Party

Where was Julian Castro born?

Julian Castro was born on 16 September 1974 in San Antonio, Texas, the U.S. He holds an American nationality and belongs to White ethnicity. His birth sign is Virgo and was born to his father Jessie Guzman who is a retired mathematics teacher and political activist and mother Maria Castro who is a Chicana political activist who helped establish the Chicano political party La Raza Unida and ran for the San Antonio City Council in 1971. He has a twin brother Joaquin Castro who is the current United States Representative. Castro once stated, "My mother is probably the biggest reason that my brother and I are in public service". His parents got separated when he was eight years old. Therefore, his childhood was not so easy as expected.

Regarding his education, Castro attended Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio, where he played football, basketball, and tennis. Later, he got graduated from Stanford University in 1996  with a bachelor's degree in political science and communications. Castro also worked as an intern at the White House during the presidency of Bill Clinton. For more studies, Castro entered Harvard Law School in 1997 and graduated with a Juris Doctor in 2000.

How tall is Julian Castro?

Politician Julian Castro stands the height of 5ft 9in tall with a bodyweight of 72kg. Further updates regarding his body measurement will be added soon. Additionally, he has an attractive personality with black eyes and black hair.

Career of Julian Castro

  • Castro worked for the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld before starting their own firm in 2005.
  • In 2001, Castro started his political career as being elected to the San Antonio City Council, winning 61 percent of the vote against five challengers. 
  • At age 26 he was the youngest city councilman in San Antonio history, surpassing Henry Cisneros.
  • Castro ran for mayor of San Antonio in 2005 but he was defeated by approximately 4000 votes when Hardberger received 51.5% of the votes in the runoff.
  • Castro ran for mayor of San Antonio again in 2009 and Castro won the election on May 9, 2009, with 56.23% of the vote.
  • He became the fifth Latino mayor in the history of San Antonio and was the youngest mayor of a top-50 American city.
  • In 2010, Castro created SA2020, a community-wide visioning effort.
  • Castro also established Cafe College in 2010, offering college guidance to San Antonio-area students.
  • In March 2010, Castro was named to the World Economic Forum's list of Young Global Leaders.
  • Castro gained national attention in 2012 when he was the first Hispanic to deliver the keynote address at a Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • In 2014, Castro accepted President Barack Obama's offer of the position of United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Castro resigned as mayor effective July 22, 2014, so that he could take up his duties in Washington.
  • On May 22, 2014, the White House announced Castro as the nominee to be the next secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by President Barack Obama.
  • He was confirmed by the Senate on July 9, 2014, by a vote of 71-26 and replaced Shaun Donovan
  • On July 28, 2014,  Castro was honored at a reception called "Celebrating Latino Cabinet Members" hosted by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute on his first day in office.
  • On October 15, 2015, Castro endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.
  • In October 2018, Castro published his memoir, An Unlikely Journey: Waking Up from My American Dream through Little, Brown, and Company.
  • On December 12, 2018, Castro announced the formation of an exploratory committee.
  • Castro formally announced his candidacy for the 2020 presidential election on January 12, 2019. 
  • In 2019 he purchased a Fox News ad in order to speak directly to Donald Trump about the El Paso shooting.

Additionally,

  • Castro has voiced support for making the first two years of higher education free.
  • Castro has called for universal health care and Medicare for All and has supported the Affordable Care Act.
  • He has voiced support for a Green New Deal.
  • Castro has been an advocate for LGBT rights and Castro was the first San Antonio mayor to serve as the grand marshal of the city's Pride Parade in 2009 and in 2011 led a push to offer domestic partner benefits in the city.
Is Julian Castro married?

Julian Castro is married to his wife Erica Lira who is an elementary school teacher in 2007. The couple is living happily together and is blessed with a son named Christian Julian Castro(2014) and a daughter named Carina Castro(2009).  

Birthday of Julian Castro

Politician Julian Castro celebrates his birthday on the 16th of September with his friends and family.

Net worth of Julian Castro

Politician Julian Castro has a good earning from his profession as a member of the Democratic Party and from his several books. Castro served as the mayor of his native San Antonio, Texas from 2009 until he joined Barack Obama's cabinet in 2014 and serving as the 16th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 2014 to 2017. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated to be around $7 million.