Guess where Julian Castro, former San Antonio councilman, Mayor and Obama cabinet secretary, was this last Friday - in New Hampshire the gateway and mandatory first stop for any serious presidential contender. It appears the Mexican-American Stanford University and Harvard Law School grad is ready to become the country’s first Latino president.
And to make it even clearer 43-year-old Castro does not deny his interest in the highest office in the land. Another sure sign is Castro’s political action committee publicly launched this year. Castro is expected to make his decision on his political future before the end of 2018.
Meanwhile he is making sure that as many Democrats as possible fill the Senate and House of Representatives. And like former President Barrack Obama he is working on his memoir in-between political stints and teaching at the University of Texas at Austin. Lest we forget Castro is often referred to as the Latino Obama.
Castro recently noted, “I’m going to spend between now and November helping young, progressive Democrats get elected across the country, but also get a sense of my own future. And after November, before the end of the year, I’ll make a decision about 2020.”
This is indeed lofty aspirations for the son of an unmarried Chicana political activist or for the grandson of an orphaned Mexican immigrant. Castro, however, honed his political skills in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas, and is use to reaching lofty heights often and early.
He became the youngest councilman in San Antonio’s history at the age of 27-years-old. Then in 2012 he made history by becoming the first Latino to deliver a keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention – a speech he received much acclaim for.
Get ready to start seeing signs that read “Castro 2020” along with cheering crowds of young progressive Democrats and his legion of Latino followers. And of course his twin brother, Joaquin Castro, is sure to be one of his closest confidants. Joaquin is the current Congressman from the 20th District of Texas.
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