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Julián Castro

5 out of 5

Democratic Candidate for 2020 Presidential Election; Former Mayor of San Antonio & Former Secretary of Housing & Urban Development

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 Julián Castro Biography

Julián Castro is a Democratic politician who was the youngest member of President Obama's Cabinet, serving as the 16th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 2014 to 2017. Castro began his career serving in government in 2001 when he was elected to the San Antonio City Council, becoming the youngest city councilman in San Antonio history.

Previously, Castro served as the mayor of his native San Antonio, Texas from 2009 until he joined Obama's cabinet in 2014.

During his tenure Castro created SA2020, a community-wide visioning effort, and nonprofit organization that aimed to turn a list of goals created by the people of San Antonio into a reality by the year 2020.

Castro gained national attention in 2012 when he was the first Hispanic to deliver the keynote address at a Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Following the 2012 elections, Castro declined the position of United States Secretary of Transportation, partly with an eye on running for governor of Texas after 2017.

He also established Cafe College in 2010, a nonprofit that provides college guidance to San Antonio-area students. As a proponent of education, he led a voter referendum to expand pre-kindergarten education.

In March 2010, Castro was named to the World Economic Forum's list of Young Global Leaders. Later that year, Time magazine placed him on its "40 under 40" list of rising stars in American politics.

Castro ran for mayor of San Antonio in 2005. He was defeated by approximately 4000 votes when Hardberger received 51.5% of the votes in the runoff. Following his election defeat, Castro established his own law practice.

Castro ran for mayor of San Antonio again in 2009. He won and became the fifth Latino mayor in the history of San Antonio. He was the youngest mayor of a top-50 American city.[Castro easily won re-election in 2011 and 2013, receiving 82.9% of the vote in 2011 and 67% of the vote in 2013.

In 2018, Castro was named as the Dean’s Distinguished Fellow and Fellow of the Dávila Chair in International Trade Policy at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. He also published his memoir, An Unlikely Journey: Waking Up from My American Dream through Little, Brown and Company.

On January 12, 2019, Castro launched his campaign for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2020 in San Antonio. He was the first Texan in the 2020 race and would be third-youngest president if elected. In his announcement, Castro emphasized Medicare-for-all, universal pre-K, and a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants as part of comprehensive immigration reform.

He received a B.A. from Stanford University in 1996, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2000. After law school, the Castro and his twin brother Joaquin worked for the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld before starting their own firm in 2005.

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  • Activism and Public Service

    At a time in our history when cynicism is easy to find, Julian Castro stands as an example of what can be accomplished with passion and dedication. Castro’s grandmother arrived in the U.S. an orphan immigrant from Mexico with only a fourth grade education. She was determined that her daughter, Rosie, would have a better life. She worked multiple jobs to provide for her, and Rosie became a vocal community activist. She ran for city council and even worked on other progressives’ political campaigns. Her determination and passion for improving the lives of others inspired her twin sons to do the same. Julian and his twin brother graduated from Stanford University and then went on to earn law degrees from Harvard Law School. Joaquin is currently a member of Congress and Julian went from city council member to Mayor to Cabinet Member of President Barack Obama’s administration. When things can seem at their most bleak, it’s time for those who want change to stand up. But how to engage…and WHY engage? Can one person make a difference? What about a group? A movement? Castro’s own personal story is not only proof that the American Dream still lives, but he shows that there is still much to be done to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

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    • Urban Revitalization
    • Public/Private Partnerships
    • Education and Literacy
    • Technology and Closing the Digital Divide
    • Disaster Resiliency
    • Activism and Public Service

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    Booking fees for Julián Castro, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Julián Castro, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Julián Castro for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Julián Castro for your next private or corporate function.
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Julián Castro

5 out of 5

Democratic Candidate for 2020 Presidential Election; Former Mayor of San Antonio & Former Secretary of Housing & Urban Development

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Julián Castro Biography

Julián Castro is a Democratic politician who was the youngest member of President Obama's Cabinet, serving as the 16th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 2014 to 2017. Castro began his career serving in government in 2001 when he was elected to the San Antonio City Council, becoming the youngest city councilman in San Antonio history.

Previously, Castro served as the mayor of his native San Antonio, Texas from 2009 until he joined Obama's cabinet in 2014.

During his tenure Castro created SA2020, a community-wide visioning effort, and nonprofit organization that aimed to turn a list of goals created by the people of San Antonio into a reality by the year 2020.

Castro gained national attention in 2012 when he was the first Hispanic to deliver the keynote address at a Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Following the 2012 elections, Castro declined the position of United States Secretary of Transportation, partly with an eye on running for governor of Texas after 2017.

He also established Cafe College in 2010, a nonprofit that provides college guidance to San Antonio-area students. As a proponent of education, he led a voter referendum to expand pre-kindergarten education.

In March 2010, Castro was named to the World Economic Forum's list of Young Global Leaders. Later that year, Time magazine placed him on its "40 under 40" list of rising stars in American politics.

Castro ran for mayor of San Antonio in 2005. He was defeated by approximately 4000 votes when Hardberger received 51.5% of the votes in the runoff. Following his election defeat, Castro established his own law practice.

Castro ran for mayor of San Antonio again in 2009. He won and became the fifth Latino mayor in the history of San Antonio. He was the youngest mayor of a top-50 American city.[Castro easily won re-election in 2011 and 2013, receiving 82.9% of the vote in 2011 and 67% of the vote in 2013.

In 2018, Castro was named as the Dean’s Distinguished Fellow and Fellow of the Dávila Chair in International Trade Policy at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. He also published his memoir, An Unlikely Journey: Waking Up from My American Dream through Little, Brown and Company.

On January 12, 2019, Castro launched his campaign for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2020 in San Antonio. He was the first Texan in the 2020 race and would be third-youngest president if elected. In his announcement, Castro emphasized Medicare-for-all, universal pre-K, and a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants as part of comprehensive immigration reform.

He received a B.A. from Stanford University in 1996, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2000. After law school, the Castro and his twin brother Joaquin worked for the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld before starting their own firm in 2005.

Julián Castro Videos

  • Castro: I've learned the lessons of the past on immigration, Biden has not
  • Julian Castro: People Are Looking At Me In A New Way | Morning Joe | MSNBC
  • JULIÁN CASTRO: AN AMERICAN JOURNEY

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Julián Castro Speaking Topics

  • Activism and Public Service

    At a time in our history when cynicism is easy to find, Julian Castro stands as an example of what can be accomplished with passion and dedication. Castro’s grandmother arrived in the U.S. an orphan immigrant from Mexico with only a fourth grade education. She was determined that her daughter, Rosie, would have a better life. She worked multiple jobs to provide for her, and Rosie became a vocal community activist. She ran for city council and even worked on other progressives’ political campaigns. Her determination and passion for improving the lives of others inspired her twin sons to do the same. Julian and his twin brother graduated from Stanford University and then went on to earn law degrees from Harvard Law School. Joaquin is currently a member of Congress and Julian went from city council member to Mayor to Cabinet Member of President Barack Obama’s administration. When things can seem at their most bleak, it’s time for those who want change to stand up. But how to engage…and WHY engage? Can one person make a difference? What about a group? A movement? Castro’s own personal story is not only proof that the American Dream still lives, but he shows that there is still much to be done to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

  • Speech Topics


    • Urban Revitalization
    • Public/Private Partnerships
    • Education and Literacy
    • Technology and Closing the Digital Divide
    • Disaster Resiliency
    • Activism and Public Service

FAQs on booking Julián Castro

  • How to book Julián Castro?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Julián Castro for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Julián Castro, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Julián Castro or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Julián Castro?

    Booking fees for Julián Castro, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Julián Castro, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Julián Castro?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Julián Castro for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Julián Castro for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Julián Castro or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Julián Castro or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Julián Castro is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Julián Castro for your event is available upon request. Julián Castro generally travels from San Antonio, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Diane Guerrero, Van Jones, Anna Escobedo Cabral, Donna Brazile and J.R. Martinez. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Julián Castro for an upcoming event.

Julián Castro Speaker Videos

  • Castro: I've learned the lessons of the past on immigration, Biden has not
    Julian Castro: People Are Looking At Me In A New Way | Morning Joe | MSNBC
  • JULIÁN CASTRO: AN AMERICAN JOURNEY
    Julián Castro - “An Unlikely Journey” to 2020 | The Daily Show
  • Julian Castro on the Importance of Investing in Latinos
    Mayor Julian Castro's Keynote Speech

Julián Castro Speaking Topics

  • Activism and Public Service

    At a time in our history when cynicism is easy to find, Julian Castro stands as an example of what can be accomplished with passion and dedication. Castro’s grandmother arrived in the U.S. an orphan immigrant from Mexico with only a fourth grade education. She was determined that her daughter, Rosie, would have a better life. She worked multiple jobs to provide for her, and Rosie became a vocal community activist. She ran for city council and even worked on other progressives’ political campaigns. Her determination and passion for improving the lives of others inspired her twin sons to do the same. Julian and his twin brother graduated from Stanford University and then went on to earn law degrees from Harvard Law School. Joaquin is currently a member of Congress and Julian went from city council member to Mayor to Cabinet Member of President Barack Obama’s administration. When things can seem at their most bleak, it’s time for those who want change to stand up. But how to engage…and WHY engage? Can one person make a difference? What about a group? A movement? Castro’s own personal story is not only proof that the American Dream still lives, but he shows that there is still much to be done to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

  • Speech Topics


    • Urban Revitalization
    • Public/Private Partnerships
    • Education and Literacy
    • Technology and Closing the Digital Divide
    • Disaster Resiliency
    • Activism and Public Service

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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