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, the former Housing and Urban Development Secretary under President Obama, dropped out of the presidential race in January. His name will still appear on the New Hampshire presidential primary ballot.

Reporting Date: September 30, 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 ban certain "military-style" firearms, such as the AR-15?
Should the government legalize marijuana at the federal level?
Do you support Pres. Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement?
Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?
Should higher income brackets pay more in federal taxes than they currently do?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?
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?

Education

Should the federal government allow student loan payments to be reduced based on income?
Should the federal government provide free tuition at public colleges and universities?

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 amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by allowing citizens to opt into Medicare if they so choose?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by automatically enrolling every citizen in Medicare, replacing most private insurance?
Should the federal government pass a law guaranteeing the right to an abortion as decided in Roe v. Wade?
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?

Recreation and Transportation

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

Social Issues

Should the federal government provide more funding to states to fight opioid addiction?
Should the U.S. make illegal border crossings a civil rather than criminal offense?
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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