Texas Candidate Comparison

Lupe Valdez (D)

Former Sheriff of Dallas County

Greg Abbott (R)

Current Governor of Texas​

Education Record/History Education Record/History

Bachelor's in Business Administration, Southern Nazarene University; Masters in Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Texas at Arlington

2018: Approved and submitted a $110 million school safety plan


2017: Signed HB 21, a bill that provided $60 million in charter school facility funding


2017: Proposed a $1,000 pay raise for teachers


2015: Signed a $130 million Pre-K bill into law

Education Platform Education Platform

School Funding: Supports updating the state funding formula so that it is more equitable

Teachers: Supports comprehensive literacy and numeracy professional development for educators

Pre-K: Supports increased access to high-quality Pre-K programs

Pre-K: Supports expanding effective Pre-K programs

Special Education: Supports removing funding caps on special education initiatives 

Parental Engagement: Supports parental engagement through data transparency and empowerment


School and District Leaders: Supports bonus pay for effective teaching


Digital Learning: Supports the expansion of online and blended learning 



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