Julián Castro Names Campaign Manager
Maya Rupert has teamed up again with former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, this time to serve as Campaign Manager for his 2020 presidential campaign. She’s currently the Executive Director of Opportunity First -- Castro’s political PAC -- which has endorsed Democratic candidates across the country, including former FL gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum. Rupert was previously the Senior Director at the Center for Reproductive Rights, where she was responsible for overseeing the Center’s federal, state, and local policy work in the U.S. and forging new partnerships and opportunities in DC. She also served as Senior Policy Advisor to then-Secretary Julián Castro at HUD, and earlier served as Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel in the Office of General Counsel. Before HUD, she was Policy Director at the National Center for Lesbian Rights. The veteran political strategist has also contributed to a number of media outlets including O Magazine, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and HuffPost. The University of California, Santa Barbara graduate earned her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley and clerked for the Honorable Eric L. Clay of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. More here.