Democrat Lupe Valdez provides photos indicating migrant worker roots


Lupe Valdez, the just-resigned Dallas County sheriff seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, responded to an inquiry about her family’s roots by providing a pair of photographs.

On Thursday, Kiefer Odell of Valdez’s campaign, which was launched Wednesday, emailed the photos in reply to an inquiry from the fact-checking PolitiFact Texas project based at the Austin American-Statesman.

Odell said one photo shows Valdez, who was born in San Antonio, with her mother in a field worked by her family. Odell said the other photo shows the future sheriff between her mother and a brother.

Valdez has said that her family settled year-round in San Antonio, where she mostly grew up, by the time she was in school.

Before that, Odell said, Valdez’s family would migrate to fields up north to work during the spring and summer.

See our previous story on what’s been reported about Valdez’s family history here.



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