Biographical information for Julian Castro

AP News
Posted: May 23, 2014 4:54 PM

NAME — Julian Castro.

AGE-BIRTH DATE — 39; Sept. 16, 1974.

EXPERIENCE — Nominated by President Barack Obama to become secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, May 2014; mayor, San Antonio, 2009-2014; lawyer, private practice, 2005-2009; ran unsuccessfully for San Antonio mayor, 2005; San Antonio city councilman, 2001-2005.

EDUCATION — Bachelor's degree, Stanford University, 1996; law degree, Harvard, 2000.

FAMILY — Wife, Erica; daughter, Carina.

QUOTE — "We are in a century of cities. America's cities are growing again and housing is at the top of the agenda. I look forward to being part of a department that will help ensure that millions of Americans all across the country have the chance to get good, safe, affordable housing and to reach their American dreams."