Greg Abbott (R) is the incumbent governor of the State of Texas, having assumed that office after his election in 2014. Hailing from Wichita Falls, he is a lawyer who served as Texas's Attorney General. He is the Republican nominee for governor.
On the Issues - Gov. Abbott is in favor of open carry gun laws, is a self-proclaimed Consistutionalist, and is very staunchly pro-life.
Lupe Valdez (D) is the sheriff of Dallas County, a position she has held since her first election to the office in 2004. Hailing from San Antonio, she is a law enforcement officer, and the Democratic nominee for governor.
On the Issues - Sheriff Valdez is in favor of stricter gun control laws, is in favor of a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, and very much in favor of LGBTQ rights.