This week I watch with great interest, excitement and motivation as San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro delivered the keynote speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a Canadian citizen myself, I find it very interesting to watch the politicians speak as they influence and create awareness for what they stand for on their platforms.
What I see that is even more inspiring are the results that Mayor Castro has achieved back in his hometown city of San Antonio, Texas; especially considering he was the youngest city councilman in San Antonio history.
Mayor Julian Castro, born in September 1974, is Generation X. As the media has recently highlighted and featured Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican nominee for vice president, as being part of Generation X. There is no mention in the media of Mayor Julian Castro as also being a GenX’er. What is also equally interesting, is that President Barack Obama, born in August 1961, is also technically Generation X.
Mayor Julian Castro platform speech he is talking about creating change by investing in today to create opportunity for tomorrow. I beleive the world is seeing GenX’ers who knows what they are talking about, and they can get the job done. Mayor Castro has proven himself as the city of San Antonio last year was rate the USA’s top performing local economy.
Generation X has lived through a period of extraordinary social change in the 1980’s and 1990’s. I beleive it’s time to pass the reins to Generation X as our experiences are what has shaped who we are and our unique perspectives that make us so valuable to the world today.