Lupe Valdez and Andrew White will meet again in gubernatorial runoff


Lupe Valdez, the former Dallas County sheriff who grew up in San Antonio the youngest of eight children in a family of migrant workers, and Andrew White, who spent his early adolescence growing up in the Texas Governor’s Mansion, the son of Gov. Mark White, will face a May 22 runoff for the Democratic nomination for governor.

Valdez had 42.4 percent of the vote and White had 27.7 percent with nearly all precincts reporting by 1 a.m.. A candidate must receive more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff.

“I am just really humbled that so many Texans who are ready for a change are giving me the opportunity to lead that change,” Valdez told supporters at a Dallas County Democratic Party election night celebration at Dallasite, a shot-and-a -beer neighborhood bar with a strong union pedigree.

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