Julian Castro

Julián Castro

Former HUD Secretary


Julián Castro served as U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama from 2014-2017. Before that, he was Mayor of his native San Antonio, Texas — the youngest mayor of a Top 50 American city at the time. In 2012, he gave a keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention. After his campaign for president in 2020, Sec. Castro launched People First Future and “Our America with Julián Castro,” a podcast with Lemonada Media that puts a spotlight on vulnerable communities and takes a humanizing and hopeful look at how drastically the American experience shifts from one person to the next. Sec. Castro is a political analyst on MSNBC/NBC.