Lesbian Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez is out of the hospital and resting at home after being admitted with back pain and a high fever on Sunday.
“Sheriff Valdez is now resting at home. She was released earlier today,” sheriff’s spokeswoman Carmen Castro told Instant Tea in an email Wednesday afternoon. “Doctors recommended for her to take it easy. The severe back pain was as a result of a combination of past injuries. She is always on the go as I’m sure you know.”
Valdez is seeking a third four-year term in the Nov. 6 election. She faces Republican Kirk Launius. Early voting begins Monday.