Austin, TX – Today, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro announced his candidacy for President of the United States.
Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“Texas Democrat Julián Castro reflects a new generation of Democratic leadership, represents the rising American electorate, and offers a historic candidacy. I’m proud of my dear friend.
“The eyes of the nation are on Texas. 2018 showed that Texas is undoubtedly trending blue. Now, it is critical that every candidate for president understand the importance of Texas in the path back to the White House.
“We are excited that so many Democrats are considering candidacies to be our nation’s president. We look forward to an exciting and constructive primary for our nation and party.”