Lupe Valdez visits Waco, runs for governor seat

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Lupe Valdez, a former Dallas County Sheriff and Democratic nominee for governor stopped by in Waco at South Waco Recreation Center Sunday. 

This was an event for her and other statewide candidates ahead of the Independence Day. 

Sheriff Valdez explains the importance of bringing progressive values back to the hardworking people of Texas.

In 2004, Lupe Valdez shook the political establishment in Dallas County, becoming one of the first Democrats elected countywide in many years.

Lupe was ultimately elected to four terms as Sheriff of Dallas County and served from 2005-2017.

The daughter of migrant farm workers, she was the only Latina Sheriff in the United States and one of very few LGBTQ Americans serving in public office.

Prior to becoming Sheriff, Lupe served as an officer in the Army National Guard and as a senior agent at U.S. Customs and the Department of Homeland Security.

On May 22, 2018 she won the Texas Democratic Gubernatorial Primary and became the first openly LGBTQ Latino major party nominee for a statewide office in Texas and the United States. 

The 2018 Texas Gubernatorial election will take place on November 6.


 

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