Julian Castro, former San Antonio mayor and Secretary for Housing and City Improvement expressed that he’s “doubtless” to run in the 2020 presidential race relying on the result of the 2018 midterm election.
In a Rolling Stone interview launched at this time, (10/16) Castro, 44, gave a straight reply on his 2020 plans after floating the concept earlier this yr.
“I’m doubtless to do it,” he mentioned to Rolling Stone. “I’ll make a remaining determination after November, however I’m inclined to do it.”
Castro continued that the choice shall be vetted weighing household, coverage and the tone of the nation.
“My daughter’s 9 and my son is three. My spouse, Erica, has been fantastic all through my time in public service. We’re going to take a lengthy, laborious have a look at what that form of dedication would imply.”
“And as I journey between now and Election Day, I’m getting a higher and higher sense of the place the nation is at. I don’t really feel compelled to make a rushed determination.”
“Nonetheless, I’m doubtless to do it. I’ve a robust imaginative and prescient for the nation. I imagine that our nation’s going in the mistaken path and that it wants new management. I’ll make a remaining determination after November, however I’m inclined to do it,” he mentioned.
Castro burst onto the nationwide scene in 2012 when he grew to become the primary Latino to give the keynote deal with on the Democratic Nationwide Conference in Charlotte, N.C.
In 2014, President Barack Obama nominated him for secretary of HUD. He was confirmed by the senate by a vote of 71-26.
In 2001, Castro was elected to San Antonio’s Metropolis Council making him the youngest ever elected on the age of 26.
He served as a councilman from 2001-2005, making an unsuccessful bid for mayor in 2005. In 2009, Castro ran for mayor once more profitable the election. He was reelected in 2011 and 2013.