ROCKWALL – Dallas County Sheriff and Democrat Lupe Valdez will be the featured speaker at the monthly Rockwall County Democrat Party meeting Oct. 17, 9 am, at the Harry Myers Community Center, 815 E. Washington.
First elected in 2004, she is one of four female sheriffs in Texas and the only Hispanic female sheriff in the U.S. After serving over three decades in both Federal and State law enforcement, Sheriff Valdez is seeking her fourth term as sheriff of Dallas County.
Prior to becoming Sheriff, Lupe worked in criminal law enforcement, and within the Department of Homeland Security, conducting anti-terrorism investigations.
She is one of eight children born to migrant farm workers. At Bethany Nazarene College (now Southern Nazarene University), she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She later achieved a Master’s Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Local Democratic candidates will also be on hand.
A continental breakfast will be served.