Background

Experience

U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (2014 - 2016); former Mayor, San Antonio; lawyer

Family
Married; Children: 2
Education
BA Political Science and Communications, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
JD, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA.
Home Address
P.O. Box 501
San Antonio, TX 78292

CAMPAIGN AND FUNDRAISING SUMMARY

Castro is the former Housing and Urban Development Secretary under President Obama. He gained attention after his 2012 speech at the Democratic National Convention. He was also on Hillary Clinton’s shortlist for vice president. 

Reporting Date: March 31, 2019

POSITION ON ISSUES

These issue positions are derived from the annual Citizens Count issue surveys or candidate websites, social media posts, media interviews, voting records, and other sources.

Crime and Public Safety

Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Do you support Pres. Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should the federal government privatize some or all of Social Security?
Do you generally support higher tariffs on imports from countries such as China, where we have a large trade deficit?
Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?
Do you believe the "Trump tax plan" bill passed in December 2017 helps middle income citizens?

Education

Should the federal government allow student loan payments to be reduced based on income?

Energy and Environment

Do you agree with President Trump on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by providing subsidies for renewable energy?

Health Care

Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should the federal government provide health care and/or insurance to every citizen?

Politics and Political Process

Would you vote in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump based on what is known to date?

Recreation and Transportation

Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?

Social Issues

Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should the U.S. build a physical wall between Mexico and the U.S.?
Should Congress create a path to citizenship for illegal/undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?

VOTING RECORD

This candidate did not hold office as a legislator in the most recent session, and therefore does not have a voting record available.

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