Mayor Julian Castro appears to be headed to Washington D.C. to be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The reported move many people asking why now.
"It's political, maybe President Obama wants to position him later on for some type of position at the national level--for example, Hillary Clinton and Mr. Castro" said University of Texas-Arlington Political Scientist Allan Saxe, pointing to a potential Democratic Presidential ticket consisting of Hillary Clinton and JUlian Castro in 2016.
"It would be an interesting ticket--maybe a little far-fetched at this point--but that would be an interesting ticket" Saxe said.
If and when Castro does depart City Hall, it will be up to San Antonio's City Council to appoint a replacement from among themselves.