Candidate Profiles: Lupe Valdez For Sheriff
"Since taking office in 2005, Sheriff Lupe Valdez has led an aggressive effort to fix a Department and Jail that suffered after decades of neglect by her Republican predecessors. Sheriff Valdez has overhauled procedures at the Dallas County Sheriff's Department, ending sweetheart contracts that shortchanged taxpayers, and bringing jail staffing levels up to legally required minimums. She has also expanded traffic control and public safety programs and led an unprecedented effort to correct longstanding problems within the Dallas County Jail.
A lifelong Democrat, Lupe Valdez has over 30 years of law enforcement experience. Before retiring to run for Sheriff in 2004, Lupe Valdez was a special agent with the Department of Homeland Security. Sheriff Valdez has a masters degree in criminology from the University of Texas at Arlington, and served as a tank commander in the United States Army with the rank of captain.
Sheriff Valdez is running for re-election to complete her reforms of the Dallas County Sheriff Department and Jail. Over 100 Democratic officeholders, leaders and precinct chairs have endorsed Sheriff Valdez. These endorsers recognize that she alone has the experience, integrity and leadership skills needed to complete this important work. Learn more at www.lupevaldez.com."