Profile of New Housing Secretary Julian Castro

HUD Secretary Julian Castro


It was perhaps inevitable that Julian Castro would enter politics. As children, Julian and his identical twin brother, Joaquin, were formed to accompany their mother to numerous political events. Unenthusiastic at first, Julian eventually developed an interest that led him to pursue a career in public service. Today he is a member of President Barack Obama's Cabinet.

Julian and Joaquin Castro were born in San Antonio on Sept. 16, 1974, and grew