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The story of my family -- so many families across the United States from different parts of the country.
Represented an American dream story.
It's a story that began two generations ago in Mexico.
My grandmother came here from Mexico when she was a young girl.
She dropped out of elementary school and she worked as a made a couple of baby -- so that my mother could have a good shot in life.
Who Leon Castro and his twin brother Joaquin were born in San Antonio in 1974.
Their mother at one point ran for City Council and shared her level politics with the -- They've got dragged around to a lot of meetings and.
Voting booths and rallies and all of that kind of stuff.
Who wants to do that when they're ten years old and you get sick of it.
-- Castro says his mother's activism motivated -- He skipped the tenth grade and later earned a scholarship to attend Stanford University he went on to graduate from Harvard Law School in 2000.
Going into law school.
Started to seriously think about running for office and after that jumped into it whole hog.
Who -- Castro filed the paperwork to run for City Council.
There's a lot of work to be done but.
I'm looking forward to helping that you had been -- He won the -- and became the youngest councilman in San Antonio history.
A few years later he campaigned for mayor.
I'm not gonna make pledged just to get elected you can't make those kinds of political pledges.
Absolutist positions not knowing what the future might bring.
Castro lost a close election then went into business for himself starting a law firm -- his brother.
He married his longtime girlfriend Erica and gave politics.
During this campaign and running with a much broader coalition of support.
San Antonio voters elected who young Castro as the youngest mayor of a major American city.
I think that's the first time that an iPod and in the mayor's office in history.
And we'll -- what does that can do Castro's quick rise to power drew criticism from opponents who accused him of running for mayor as a stepping stone to higher office.
Observer sees similarities between his political career and that of another young keynote speaker.
There is not a liberal America and a conservative America up there at the United States of America -- -- Harrison but but you know I think that he's in a completely different league from where I'm -- But Castro's biggest fan isn't ruling out the possibility of him following the president's footsteps.
All the way to Pennsylvania -- I think it's possible.
The foundations that are great and education that is great and so.
I don't see -- --
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