Obama intends to nominate San Antonio mayor as HUD secretary

17 May

CNN Political Ticker

Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama intends to nominate San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, a government source said Saturday.

Castro gained national recognition when he was the keynote speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

First elected in 2009 and re-elected in 2011 and 2013, the 39-year-old is the youngest mayor of a major American city, according to his website.

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