January 16 ,2019 - It's been a busy week in presidential politics as three democrats Tulsi Gabbard , Julian Castro and Kristen Gillibrand have all announced that they will seek the presidency.
U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has had a long history serving the The Aloha State. She began her political career at the age of 21 when she was elected to the Hawaii House of Representatives. She is a veteran of the Iraq War where she served with the Hawaii Army National Guard. After returning from Iraq in 2009, she resumed her political career by running for a seat on the Honolulu City Council. She won a run off election in November of 2010 and assumed office in January of 2011.
In 2012 Gabbard was elected to the United States House of Representatives. In addition to her work in Congress , Gabbard has also served as Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee. In October of 2015 Gabbard was promoted to the rank of Major in the Hawaii Army National Guard. Gabbard made her presidential announcement on January 11, 2019.
Julian Castro is a former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development having served in the Obama Administration from 2014 to 2017. Castro began in political career when he was elected to the San Antonio City Council in 2001. In 2009 Castro was elected Mayor of San Antonio. Castro's presidential campaign slogan is "One Nation. One Destiny." Castro made his presidential announcement at a rally in his hometown of San Antonio on January 12, 2009.
United States Senator Kristen Gillibrand of New York began her political career when she was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2006.Upon the selection of Senator Hillary Clinton to become Secretary of State in the Obama Administration , Gillibrand was appointed to the seat in January of 2009. In 2010 , Gillibrand won election for the remainder of Clinton's term which stretched to 2012. Gillibrand won re-election in 2012 and in 2018. Gillibrand has often been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate and announced on January 15, 2019 the beginning of her White House bid.