President Obama is considering tapping San Antonio Mayor
Castro’s elevation to the administration post would raise the profile of a 39-year-old mayor who, along with his twin brother, is considered an up-and-comer in the Democratic Party. Castro has been one of the most prominent Latino Democrats since he delivered a keynote speech at the
Castro’s nomination would likely be part of a Cabinet shuffle prompted by Health and Human Services Secretary
The White House would not comment on the personnel deliberations. The San Antonio Express-News first reported Saturday that Castro was being vetted for an administration post. A source with knowledge of the selection process, who was not authorized to discuss the matter on the record, would not comment on the timing of the decision.
Castro is serving his third term as mayor of the Texas city. His brother, Democratic Rep.
Castro would not be the first former San Antonio mayor to lead the housing department. Henry Cisneros led the city for eight years before President
Castro’s nomination would come as the White House watches its best window for passing an