Julián Castro | Secretary of Housing

Candidate Julian Castro speaking at the Heartland Forum in Storm Lake, Iowa, 3/31/19.Candidate Julian Castro speaking at the Heartland Forum in Storm Lake, Iowa, 3/31/19.By: Lorie Shaull

Julián Castro Contact & Bio Information

Julián Castro
Born 09/16/1974 (Age 45)
Religion:Catholic

Julián Castro History

Secretary of Housing Development of the United States (07/28/2014 - Present)
Mayor of San Antonio (06/01/2009 - 07/22/2014)
College Attended: Harvard ('00) & Stanford ('96)
Degrees Earned: J.D. (Law) Law (00) & Bachelors Degree Political Science (96)
Prior Occupations: Lawyer
Previous Julián Castro Debates
Previous Julián Castro Speaking Engagements
Julián Castro Videos of Speaking Engagements
4th Democratic Debate
The fourth Democratic debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, just outside of Columbus, featured twelve candidates all sharing the same stage. Most observers paid close attention to how Senator Elizabeth Warren performance now that she is leading in many national polls and she had a fairly strong night. Eyes were also on Bernie Sanders, who is returning to the race after suffering a heart attack on October 1. He had a strong performance and is, at least for now, seeming to move on from his health emergency. Joe Biden had a relatively strong night without any major gaffes, but without any major memorable moment either.
3rd Democratic Debate
The third Democratic debate in Houston brought the top ten candidates in the Democratic field onto the same stage for the first time and there was no shortage of lively discussion among the group. The top three candidates - Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders - stuck largely to their typical script, with neither of them delivering any major blows, to the likely relief of Joe Biden. The remaining seven candidates received ample time to deliver their message and answer questions from the moderators, but none appeared to deliver a breakout performance that would shake the top of the field up.
Julian Castro State of the Union Interview
Julian Castro spoke with CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" via satellite from his home town of San Antonio, Texas where he discussed his Presidential candidacy and the news of the week. Castro began his appearance by castigating Donald Trump over his handling of peace talks between the Taliban and the government of Afghanistan, saying that he doesn't "know what to believe anymore" with regards to Trump's words.
Julian Castro Meet The Press Interview
Julian Castro spoke with Chuck Todd of NBC's "Meet the Press" where he discussed the need for gun reform one day after yet another mass shooting in the state of Texas. He also insisted that he is in the Presidential primary to win the nomination and explained why he believes that he could “reassemble the Obama coalition and then supercharge that" to win the states needed to get 270 electoral college votes in 2020.
Julian Castro Iowa State Fair Speech
Julian Castro delivered a campaign speech at the Iowa State Fair's "Political Soapbox" where he spent much of his time demanding that Congress pass new gun control legislation after recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton killed dozens. Castro also went directly after Donald Trump's unwillingness to condemn white nationalism, saying "I wish that we could talk about something other than racism, if this president were not engaged in it."
Julian Castro AFSCME 2020 Public Service Forum
Julian Castro participated in the AFSCME 2020 Public Service forum, along with 18 other Democratic candidates. Each candidate was given a short opportunity to speak to those in attendance about their plans to strengthen unions after years of decline in membership brought about by a variety of factors.
2nd Democratic Debate (2/2)
Night two of the second Democratic debate in Detroit was a heated one between the 2020 hopefuls. The candidates focused more on attacking one another on issues such as healthcare and immigration than they did on how they would defeat Donald Trump. Kamala Harris was slammed by several candidates for her healthcare plan and her tenure as California's attorney general, but it was Joe Biden who received the majority of the blows by almost every candidate. His record was constantly called into question, as well as his position on the Hyde Amendment. Biden's responses were references to his time serving with Barack Obama.
Julián Castro Post Debate Interview With Chris Matthews
Secretary and Democratic Presidential Candidate Julián Castro talked with Chris Matthews just moments after the second night of the second Democratic debate. He touched on his immigration platform and the need for what he called a “21st century Marshall Plan for Central America.”
Julian Castro LULAC Town Hall
The League of United Latin American Citizens hosted a town hall that featured four Democrats vying for the 2020 Presidential nomination. The four candidates were Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro and former Texas Rep. Beto O' Rourke.
Julián Castro Kasie Hunt Interview
2020 Presidential candidate Julián Castro sat down with MSNBC's Kasie Hunt to discuss his performance in the first Democratic debate. They spoke about how he hopes to build momentum with his campaign going forward after the positive reception he received from his debate performance.
Julian Castro Morning Joe Interview
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro talked with Morning Joe about his performance at the 1st Democratic debate. He made references as to why he believed voters were looking at him with a new perspective the morning after. He also talked about Beto, health care, and reproductive justice.
1st Democratic Debate (1/2)
The first Democratic debate of the 2020 election cycle featured the first ten of twenty candidates who qualified to participate. There were plenty of minor disagreements between the candidates, particularly on immigration, healthcare policy, and Donald Trump. Some notable moments are when Senator Warren publicly called for the elimination of private health insurance (a first for her), Julian Castro's passionate plea for a more inclusive immigration law, and a number of candidates answering questions in Spanish instead of English in a bid to appeal to Hispanic voters.
Julian Castro Fox News Town Hall With Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum
Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Julian Castro discussed his Presidential candidacy during a town hall in Tempe, Arizona that was hosted by Fox News. During the town hall, Mr. Castro fielded questions from the crowd on a range of topics from his opinions on President Trump to his proposals on how to manage the economy in the 21st Century.
Julián Castro Seth Meyers Interview
Former mayor of San Antonio, Texas, Julián Castro was interviewed by Seth Meyers. In it, they talked about getting hired by President Barack Obama, as well as Ben Carson's work as U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The interview also touched immigration.
Julián Castro Interview with Vice News
While other 2020 Democratic hopefuls campaigned in Iowa or New Hampshire, Obama's former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro was in Nevada. He said he had always received the best response from people in Nevada. He spoke to people on topics such as immigration reform, saying that he didn't buy into the idea that Americans have to choose between border security and compassion. He also spoke about his plan to relieve the student debt crisis.
Julián Castro Interview With Rachel Maddow
2020 Democratic candidate for president, Julián Castro sat down with with Rachel Maddow, and discussed his criticisms of president Donald Trump's administration, and it's handling of classified and national security matters. They also discussed Trump's policy of "cruelty" at the Mexican border.
Julián Castro Jimmy Kimmel Interview
Presidential candidate, Julián Castro talked to host, Jimmy Kimmel about President Donald Trump's State of the Union address. They also discussed immigration, health care, and being a secretary for President Obama. He was quized by Jimmy to see if he was qualified to be president.
Julián Castro Interview with The View
Julián Castro, a former Obama administration secretary was interviewed by the hosts of The View. He talked about his first campaign stop in Puerto Rico and also the reasons why he’s running in the 2020 Presidential election. He said by his perspective that he was not the front runner, by conventional measures. He said that where he come from that no one was a 'front runner," and he recalled never been a front runner in his life. He also said there were many people in country who do not feel like front runners, and he would resonate with them.
Julián Castro Presidential Campaign Announcement
Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro announced his presidential bid in San Antonio, Texas in front of a home town crowd. Castro is crisscrossing the early primary and caucus states, introducing himself to early state voters who play a big role in determining the eventual nominee.