The former Sheriff of Dallas County, Lupe Valdez, has become one of the favorites of the mainstream media to advance out of the Democratic Primary for governor in March, and to face off with incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott in November. However, her unpopular and unsafe views on sanctuary cities as a former law enforcement officer will leave Texas voters on both sides of the aisle unsure.
During her tenure as Dallas County’s sheriff, Valdez openly supported a resolution by the Dallas County Commissioner’s Court that would cease “nonessential collaboration” with federal law enforcement agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
She continued her crusade against federal and state law when she stated that she would only turn criminal illegal aliens over to federal agencies on a case-by-case basis.
Her opposition towards the law earned her the ire of Abbott, who cut funding to various sanctuary cities across the state.
Valdez and her far left views on sanctuary cities are unlikely to prevail come November. Incumbent Abbott’s war chest far outsizes his potential Democratic opponent’s, and he remains one of the most popular governors in the nation.

Austin Goss

Austin Goss is the Capitol Correspondent for Empower Texans and Texas Scorecard. Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, Austin is a Christian, soldier in the United States Army Reserves, and a student at the University of Texas at Austin. Follow Austin on Twitter @AG_Legacy

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