[WASHINGTON]—Today, the White House announced the nomination of Mayor Julián Castro for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The Latino Victory Project congratulated the Administration on working to create a cabinet that reflects the changing demographics in our country with this announcement.
Co-founder of Latino Victory Project, Eva Longoria said, “President Obama made a smart choice in picking a leader with my dear friend Mayor Castro’s expertise to lead HUD. Julián, like the many Latino leaders we seek to promote at the Latino Victory Project, is a proud American with values that positively contribute to this country. For those committed to creating a pipeline of Latino leadership and for Latino youth with big dreams to serve, it brings us one step closer to the Presidency.”
LVP President Cristóbal Alex said, “We are excited that the rest of the country and members of United States Senate will have the opportunity to learn more about this talented leader during his confirmation process. We pledge to fight any efforts to block his nomination and urge the Senate to quickly confirm this obvious choice.”
As mayor of San Antonio, the 7th largest city in America, Mayor Castro transformed San Antonio, revitalizing the city’s urban core and investing in its people through education, economic development and enhanced health services.
o He spearheaded creation of the Inner City Reinvestment Infill Policy and the Inner City Incentive Fund, stimulating development and investment in downtown neighborhoods.
o Under his administration, the City incentivized 17 new housing projects within the downtown area, representing 2,737 housing units for a total local investment of $384 million.
o In education, he successfully passed a sales tax increase to fund universal pre-K for all residents of San Antonio.
For more information on the Latino Victory Project, visit www.latinovictory.us.
The Latino Victory Project, co-founded by Eva Longoria and Henry R. Muñoz III, is an ambitious, non-partisan effort to build political power within the Latino community to ensure the voices of Latinos are reflected at every level of government and in the policies that drive our nation forward. The Latino Victory Project develops leaders for public office while building a permanent base of Latino donors to support them. Partnering with leading organizations, it shapes public policy that reflects the growing influence of the Latino community while also building cross-constituency alliances that can move the country forward.