Saturday, March 17, 2018

DECEMBER 2015
ANNUAL AWARDS IN DALLAS


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LEADERSHIP IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT IN 2015:

Sheriff Lupe Valdez was elected Sheriff of Dallas County, Texas on November 4, 2004.  She took the rank of the highest ranking law enforcement officer in the County of Dallas on January 1, 2005.  Sheriff Valdez is one of four female Sheriffs in the State of Texas.  She is also the only Hispanic Female Sheriff in the United States.  Sheriff Valdez has been in Law Enforcement for more than 36 years both Federal and State.  On November 4, 2012, she was re-elected to serve another four years.
Prior to becoming Sheriff, Lupe worked to protect the lives and property of American Citizens at home and abroad in homeland security, antiterrorism investigations, criminal law enforcement.  She has been featured in several books.
As a young child, Lupe learned strong work ethics.  She put herself through college to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Bethany Nazarene College now Southern Nazarene University sometimes working up to two jobs.  By developing sterling work habits, she propelled her career in law enforcement.   She demonstrated her commitment to constant improvement and education by earning a Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP AWARD RECIPIENT IN 2015:


Our State Representative Mary E. González is serving her second term as Texas State Representative for House District 75--an area that includes east El Paso County, the fastest growing parts of the city of El Paso and the towns of Socorro, Clint, Fabens, and Tornillo. Throughout her time as a State Representative, she has authored numerous bills to improve public schools, increase economic development, and support agriculture in House District 75 and throughout the state. She has been recognized as a "Champion of Equality" and centers her work around community activism and interrupting oppression. Mary is pursuing her Doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction- Cultural Studies in Education at the University of Texas in Austin, and she serves as the Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for Allgo, Texas' state-wide Queer People of Color organization.










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