San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro gained national fame when he gave the keynote speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Many consider him one of the Democrats' most important new politicians. In this conversation, he talks about his humble beginnings and his hope for the country.
Julián Castro was sworn in as the 16th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on July 28, 2014. In this role, Castro oversees 8,000 employees and a budget of $46 billion, using a performance-driven approach to achieve the Department's mission of expanding opportunity for all Americans.
Mayor of San Antonio Julian Castro argues for the need of a assault weapons ban. Using his home state of Texas as an example, Castro doesn't discount the 2nd Amendment, but acknowledges that there needs to be "reasonable limits" on gun ownership.
Mayor of San Antonio Julian Castro discusses the growth and emergence of the Latino community. Castro cites the community's heritage and culture to demonstrate why Latinos are strong contributors to America.