Get to know Julian Castro

Julian Castro. Photo by Wikimedia Commons.

Why he’s in the news: Castro delivered a stirring speech at the Democratic National Convention last week. Some pundits compared the speech to the one by President Barack Obama that launched him to national fame. Castro became the first Hispanic to deliver a keynote address at a DNC.

Position: Mayor of San Antonio since 2009

Previous political experience: City councilman in San Antonio

Party: Democratic

Education: Degrees from Harvard Law School and Stanford University

Born: Sept. 16, 1974

Religion: Roman Catholic