FRESNO, Calif. — Democractic Presidential hopeful Julian Castro was in Fresno on Friday night with local party leaders.
He was the keynote speaker for the Fresno County Democratic Party’s fundraising dinner. He’s also the first candidate to make his way to the heart of the valley.
“He understands what is important to the central valley and decided to make this one of his first visits in in california,” said Mike Evans, Fresno County Democratic Party Chairman.
When Castro visited our station on Friday, he told us he wants the people in the Central Valley to know he is working for them.
“I wanted to come to Fresno though because I know that it is not a place where a lot of people go and one of the things I want Americans to know is that everybody counts,” said Julian Castro, US Presidential Candidate.
He added that his edge over large field of candidates is his experience. He served as mayor of San Antonio and as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Obama Administration.
“I am one of the few candidates with executive experience. As the secretary of human development i managed the department and had a 48 billion dollar budget,” said Castro.
He also planned to focus on student loan debt, economic security for seniors, racial inequality and immigration issues.
“I hope people takeaway that have a strong compelling vision for the future,” said Castro.