The First LGBT and Latino Woman Texas Governor Nominee
TEXAS - May 23, 2018
A former Hispanic sheriff from Dallas won the second round of the Democratic Party primaries on Tuesday night to become the first Latino and openly gay woman to contend for the Texas governorship.
Lupe Valdez got the victory despite losing the support of some Hispanic activists due to her record on immigration. It's not expected to present much opposition at the polls to Republican Governor Greg Abbott in a state that has not elected a Democratic governor in almost 30 years.
Valdez's victory over Andrew White, the son of a former Texas governor, came amid a small number of tie-breakers that took place without fanfare in Texas, still remains shocked by the shooting of 10 people in a high school.