Julián Castro will be the 14th Democratic presidential candidate to visit Michigan and the first to stump in Flint.
His campaign announced he’ll do three events on Saturday. Castro was former President Barack Obama’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the former mayor of San Antonio, Texas.
Flint played a central role in Michigan’s March 2016 Democratic presidential primary, which took place as national media were focused on the water crisis. The Democratic National Committee held a debate in Flint for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
Castro’s campaign said he first visited Flint that month in his capacity as HUD secretary.
On Saturday, Castro is scheduled to first tour the Flint farmers market and meet with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver and U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint). He is then slated to visit the First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church and water distribution site and host a town hall discussion with local residents.
He will be the third presidential hopeful to make it to Michigan this week. On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) campaigned in Lansing and Detroit, while Washington Gov. Jay Inslee toured a neighborhood in Detroit.