Standing before a similar crowd as Barack Obama eight years earlier, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro spoke before the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night as the party's keynote speaker. At only 37-years-old, Castro is not only one of the youngest politicians to be granted the honor of keynote speaker in the DNC's history, but he is also the first Latino to do so.
In his speech, Castro spoke of his upbringing as the son of immigrants. "My grandmother didn't live to see us begin our lives in public service," he said. "But she probably would've thought it extraordinary that just two generations after she arrived in San Antonio, one grandson would be the mayor and the other would be on his way — the good people of San Antonio willing — to the United States Congress!"
But who, exactly, is Julian Castro, and did his speech at last night's Democratic National Convention deliver? Sergio Bustos is politics editor at the Miami Herald and has followed Castro’s career closely.