Two alumnae have made history as Dallas County sheriffs running for office this fall.
(’00 MA, Criminal Justice), Dallas County’s first female Hispanic sheriff, is running for governor of Texas. She faced Andrew White in the May runoff election and will be on the ballot against incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott in November.
(’87 BA, Communication) is Dallas County’s first African-American sheriff. She was appointed to be the interim sheriff after Valdez resigned to run for governor. Brown and Aaron Meek, a Republican, are on the November ballot for the position.