Report: Obama plans to choose Julián Castro for Housing Secretary

BY newsdesk  May 17, 2014 at 1:50 PM EST
Vice President Biden Speaks At Familes USA Health Action Conference

Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, Julian Castro speaks at the Families USA’s Health Action 2014 conference in January. Castro is reportedly President Obama’s choice for the next secretary of housing and urban development. Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images

President Barack Obama intends to choose San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro as the secretary of housing and urban development, the New York Times reports Saturday.

The Times, citing Democrats informed of Obama’s decision, said Castro would take the place of Shaun Donovan, who currently holds the position.

Castro, often described as a rising star and a potential vice presidential candidate for the party, spoke with the PBS NewsHour following his keynote speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

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