Tribpedia: Julián Castro

Julián Castro serves on President Barack Obama's Cabinet as Secretary of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He was tapped for the job during his third term as mayor of San Antonio; he was sworn in as head of HUD on July 28, 2014. He is the older brother (by a few minutes) of his identical ...

Clockwise from left: former state Sen. and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, (r.) and his twin brother, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro.
Clockwise from left: former state Sen. and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, (r.) and his twin brother, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro.

Texas Democrats begin to plot out strategy for 2018 midterms

A recent private meeting of some of the Democratic Party's most well-known Texas figures suggests party leaders see glimmers of hope for the midterm elections thanks to President Donald Trump.

Julián and Joaquin Castro speak to media during the Texas Democratic Convention on June 17, 2016.
Julián and Joaquin Castro speak to media during the Texas Democratic Convention on June 17, 2016.

Castro brothers confront Trump era

Donald Trump's upset victory left many in both parties shocked, upending their best-laid plans for after the election. Among them are rising Texas Democratic stars Julián and Joaquin Castro.

HUD Secretary Julián (l.) and twin brother, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, campaign for Hillary Clinton at a Columbus, Ohio polling location on November 6, 2016.
HUD Secretary Julián (l.) and twin brother, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, campaign for Hillary Clinton at a Columbus, Ohio polling location on November 6, 2016.

Castro brothers light a fire under Ohio Democrats ahead of Election Day

As part of her closing effort to win the presidential race in Ohio, Hillary Clinton called on a couple of Democratic political stars from Texas — the Castro twins of San Antonio.

HUD Secretary Julián Castro, left, and his twin brother, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, attend a Day of Action on Oct. 29, 2016, at the Travis County Democratic Party headquarters in Austin.
HUD Secretary Julián Castro, left, and his twin brother, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, attend a Day of Action on Oct. 29, 2016, at the Travis County Democratic Party headquarters in Austin.

Castro brothers to storm battleground states for Clinton

Beginning Thursday, two of the state's most prominent Democrats will campaign for Hillary Clinton in Nevada, Colorado, Ohio, Iowa and Texas. 

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, addresses Democrats at a get-out-the-vote really Saturday in Austin. He was joined by his twin brother, U.S. Housing Secretary Julían Castro.
U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, addresses Democrats at a get-out-the-vote really Saturday in Austin. He was joined by his twin brother, U.S. Housing Secretary Julían Castro.

Castro demands answers in FBI probe of Clinton emails

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, pressed for more answers Saturday in the FBI examination of potentially new Hillary Clinton-related emails, criticizing agency Director James Comey, for handling the situation "very poorly."

 

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro (left), U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro, D-San Antonio.
U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro (left), U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro, D-San Antonio.

Analysis: A Temporary Hitch in Plans for Some of Texas’ Political A-List

A couple of rising stars in Texas — Ted Cruz and Julián Castro — have left their predictable political orbits for uncharted journeys. Although you’ll hear otherwise, it’s silly to say they’ll never get up. Time is on their side.

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, speaks to a group of Hillary Clinton supporters at a morning campaign event held at the home of Mark and Sharon Naughton in Iowa City on Sunday, August 30, 2015. Castro was on the first of four campaign stops in Iowa.
U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, speaks to a group of Hillary Clinton supporters at a morning campaign event held at the home of Mark and Sharon Naughton in Iowa City on Sunday, August 30, 2015. Castro was on the first of four campaign stops in Iowa.

Joaquin Castro Causes New Stir as He Considers Senate Run

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro seemed to offer more definitive language than usual about a possible 2018 run for U.S. Senate during an interview with CBS News on Thursday.

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro speaking before a speech delivered by President Barack Obama at Central High School in Phoenix, Arizona on Jan. 8, 2015.
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro speaking before a speech delivered by President Barack Obama at Central High School in Phoenix, Arizona on Jan. 8, 2015.

Julián Castro Has No Interest in Running DNC

U.S. Housing Secretary Julián Castro says he has no interest in running the Democratic National Committee in the wake of the resignation of Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, speaks to a group of Hillary Clinton supporters at a campaign event held at the home of Mark and Sharon Naughton in Iowa City on Aug. 30, 2015.
U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, speaks to a group of Hillary Clinton supporters at a campaign event held at the home of Mark and Sharon Naughton in Iowa City on Aug. 30, 2015.

While All Eyes on Julían, Joaquin Castro Quietly Climbs Ranks in Congress

While the political world waits to see if Hillary Clinton selects U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro as her running mate, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro could remain a force in Congress regardless of the outcome.

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro speaking before a speech delivered by President Barack Obama at Central High School in Phoenix, Arizona on Jan. 8, 2015.
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro speaking before a speech delivered by President Barack Obama at Central High School in Phoenix, Arizona on Jan. 8, 2015.

Special Counsel Says Julián Castro Violated Hatch Act

Julián Castro, secretary of Housing and Urban Development and rumored Democratic vice presidential prospect, broke federal law by politicking on the job, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said Monday.

A Democratic convention attendee holds up signs during remarks by U.S. Congressman and convention chair Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, at the Alamodome on June 17, 2016.
A Democratic convention attendee holds up signs during remarks by U.S. Congressman and convention chair Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, at the Alamodome on June 17, 2016.

Scenes From the Texas Democratic Convention

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Scenes from the Texas Democratic Party's convention in San Antonio.