Houston Training Coordinator David Barron (left) and Council Rep. Maria Robles (center) greet the candidate.
Candidate Valdez Sees Houston Training Capabilities First-Hand
Texas gubernatorial candidate, Lupe Valdez, spent a good bit of time recently at the Houston Carpenters & Millwrights Training Center, which also houses Central South's Local 551 offices. There she met with council and training trust fund leaders, then spoke with Local 551's executive board and presented at the Local 551 union meeting.
"Union training centers with the latest equipment, apprenticeships & a focus on specialized skills like the Central South Carpenters and Local 551 prepare workers to compete in a global economy & are key to the prosperity of Texas," said Valdez in a Facebook post about the visit. "We are better off when unions & everyday working folks are strong."
Candidate Valdez also spoke at the LU551 union meeting.
is an American law enforcement official who served as Sheriff
of Dallas County
from 2005 to 2017 and is the Democratic nominee for Governor of Texas
in the 2018 gubernatorial election
. In the March 6, 2018 Democratic primary, Valdez received a plurality of the vote and advanced to a May 22 runoff, where she defeated businessman Andrew White to win the gubernatorial nomination.