Born: September 16, 1974
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas
Age on Inauguration Day: 46
Party affiliation: Democrat
Campaign website: julianforthefuture.com
Education: Stanford University (Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Communications); Harvard Law School (Juris Doctor)
Public office: San Antonio Mayor 2009-2014; U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development 2014-2017
Personal: Castro and wife Erica have two children
Life and career highlights
- Lost his first attempt at becoming San Antonio mayor in 2005, but went on to win four years later.
- Skipped sophomore year of high school due to his academic achievement.
- TIME Magazine placed him on its "40 under 40" list of rising stars in American politics in 2010
- In 2012, became the first Latino to give the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention.
- Twin brother Joaquin is serving his fourth term as U.S. Representative from Texas’ 20th District.