San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was re-elected on Saturday with a whopping 67 percent of the vote. Castro will serve his third two-year term as mayor.
“I love being mayor, I love getting up and going to work and I want to thank the voters for giving me the opportunity to go back to city hall,” said Mayor Castro.
And what a mayor he has been. In November, Castro campaigned successfully for an 1/8th cent sales tax increase to fund pre-kindergarten classes for San Antonio children. The funding will provide pre-K for 22,400 students over four years. Castro has instituted a car share program in San Antonio, added 108 salad bars in San Antonio schools, and helped invigorate the economy to the point where some have named San Antonio the best-performing local economy in the country.
Read more and watch Castro's DNC speech below the jump.Castro is a rising national star in the Democratic Party. He gave an excellent and uplifting keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention and is currently in the process of writing an autobiography. Our own KT Musselman has predicted that Castro will be the 46th President of the United States.
Watch Castro's DNC keynote speech: