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Journal of Hispanic Policy

Topic / Public Leadership and Management

HJHP PolicyPodcast with HUD Secretary Julián Castro

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Many consider Secretary Julian Castro the most successful Latino in U.S. politics. In 2012, as the Mayor of San Antonio, Secretary Castro became the first Latino to deliver the key note speech at a Democratic National Convention. Now, he is the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Many experts speculate that he could become the 2016 Democratic Vice Presidential nominee. During Secretary Castro’s visit to the John F. Kennedy Library, Senior Digital Editor, Camilo A. Caballero, sat down with the Secretary to ask him about his motivation to enter a career in public service, his thoughts about the representation of Latinos in U.S. politics, and what HUD is doing to improve access to housing for communities of color. Listen to what Secretary Castro had to say.