Last week, the United States Senate voted to confirm Julián Castro as the new secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Castro has served three terms as the mayor of San Antonio, TX. The shakeup in leadership was sparked by the resignation of Health and Human Services secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, which caused a shuffling of leadership positions across multiple governmental departments.
Thirty-nine year old Castro is being described by multiple media sources as a ‘rising democratic star’ and has a brother, Joaquin, who is a U.S. congressman from Texas. Similar buzz is being reported about Julian Castro being a potential 2016 vice president pick.