Sheriff Lupe Valdez

Sheriff Lupe Valdez

Sheriff Lupe Valdez’s office contacted Dallas Voice today (Friday, Jan. 23) to say she WILL be running for re-election in 2016.

A story ran in Instant Tea Jan. 13 in which Pete Schulte announced he would run for the office of Dallas County Sheriff if Valdez decided to not seek re-election as many had expected. Schulte said he had met with Valdez to ask for her support and letting her know he would not run against her should she decide to run.

Raul Reyna, sheriff’s department public information officer, said today, Valdez “will definitely be seeking re-election.”

“Until Sheriff Valdez retires, I will not seek the nomination for Dallas County Sheriff,” Schulte said by phone this morning. “I’m confident Sheriff Valdez will seek re-election, so I will not be doing anything political regarding the sheriff’s race in 2016. Lupe’s doing a great job.”