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Julian Castro is known for becoming San Antonio's youngest councilman in 2001. He was elected city's mayor in 2009. He also became the first Hispanic to deliver a keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in 2012.
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In 2011, the Milken Institute ranked San Antonio the nation's top-performing local economy.
Castro was suddenly thrust into the spotlight when he delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 4, 2012. He made history as the first Hispanic ever to deliver a keynote address at the DNC, and fueled speculation that he is eyeing higher office, possibly the governorship of Texas or, possibly, president, according to FOX News. Castro has long been a supporter of President Barack Obama.
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