- Associated Press - Friday, May 23, 2014

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, communications, 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.”

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