Lupe Valdez, a Democratic candidate for governor of Texas, said on Thursday that she is open to increases taxes in Texas, if elected.
Valdez, a former Dallas County sheriff, told Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith that if elected, she would be open to increasing taxes as the state's executive. Valdez said that the main reason she would increase taxes would be for education.
“I don’t enjoy paying big taxes, but I also know that some things are necessary for the future of Texas. I often run into people who say if it’s for education, we’re okay with it, even though we don’t have any children, because that’s the future skills of Texas,” Valdez said.
Valdez is running for the Democratic Party's nomination for governor in the March 6th primary. The winner of the Democratic nomination will meet one of three Republican contenders in the November general election.