Sheriff Lupe Valdez

Incumbent Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez holds a healthy lead in her race for re-election. With votes in 191 of the 800 precincts counted, the Democratic incumbent has 58.69 percent of the vote in a four-way race.

Republican Kirk Lanius stands at 37.11 percent, followed by Libertarian David Geoffrey Morris with 3.01 percent and Green Party candidate J.C. Osborne at 1.19 percent.

Valdez, an openly lesbian Latina, was first elected in 2004. If, as is expected, she wins tonight, she will begin her fourth term in January.