Julián Castro makes climate change a central theme of his presidential campaign


Julián Castro, a former mayor of San Antonio and secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama, is looking to become the first Hispanic president of the United States. Part of his strategy for winning is to make climate change a major theme of his campaign.

In his search for votes in the New Hampshire primary, Castro stopped by Crackskull’s Bookstore and Coffee House in Newmarket, a popular gathering place for progressives just down the road from the University of New Hampshire. During the meet-and-greet, he laid out his climate agenda and explained why he believes a green economy can be a strong, job-creating economy. He also described to the group how he was tested early on in his public service career on a controversial environmental issue.