Julián Castro was born on September 16, 1974. Likewise, he is an American Democratic politician who 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.
Furthermore, Castro served as the mayor of his native San Antonio, Texas from 2009 until he joined Obama’s cabinet in 2014. Castro is the twin brother of Congressman Joaquin Castro.
Castro was born in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Maria “Rosie” Castro and Jessie Guzman. Julián is one minute older than Joaquin: they were born at 2:40 and 2:41 am, respectively. Moreover, their mother is a Chicana political activist who helped establish the Chicano political party La Raza Unida. Additionally, who ran unsuccessfully for the San Antonio City Council in 1971.
Castro attended Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio, where he played football, basketball and tennis; he also collected trading cards. Likewise, he skipped his sophomore year and graduated in 1992, ranking ninth in his class. Furthermore, he had received an offer to play tennis at Trinity University, an NCAA Division III school in his hometown, but chose to attend Stanford University.
Likewise, at age 26 he was the youngest city councilman in San Antonio history, surpassing Henry Cisneros, who won his council seat in 1975 at age 27. Further, Castro represented District 7, a precinct on the city’s west side with 115,000 residents. The population was 70 percent Hispanic and included a large number of senior citizens.
In 2007, Castro tied a knot Erica Lira, an elementary school teacher. They had a daughter in 2009 and a son in December 2014. He is Catholic and speaks Spanish, but it is reported that he is not fluent, and studied Latin and Japanese in school.
- Full Name: Julián Castro
- Date of Birth: September 16, 1974
- Age: 44
- Birth Place: San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
- Political party: Democratic
- Spouse(s): Erica Lira (since m. 2007)
- Children: 2
- Relatives: Joaquin (twin brother)
- Nationality: American
- Previous offices: United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (since 2014–2017), Mayor of San Antonio (2009–2014)
- Education: Stanford University, Thomas Jefferson High School, Harvard Law School
- Parents: Rosie Castro, Jesse Guzman
- Net Worth: $700 thousand
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