Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez has told The Texas Tribune she’s exploring a run for governor.

“I’ve been approached and I’m listening,” she said today (Nov. 6) in an interview with the online Texas political newspaper.

Valdez has 35 days until the filing deadline for next year’s November race. 

Valdez would be the second Dallas candidate for governor from the LGBT community. Jeffrey Payne announced his candidacy in October and has been crisscrossing the state since then.

The filing period runs from Nov. 11 through Dec. 11.

— David Taffet