lupe valdez Valdez, White Headed To Runoff In Democratic Gubernatorial Primary By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune • Mar 6, 2018 Robin Jerstad Valdez)/Marjorie Kamys Cotera (White) Lupe Valdez and Andrew White will advance to a runoff in the Democratic primary for governor. Another Democrat Enters The Gubernatorial Race: Does The Son Of A Former Governor Have A Chance? By Andrew Schneider, KUHF News • Dec 7, 2017 Texans for Andrew White From Houston Public Media: Houston investor Andrew White declared his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor Thursday. The son of the late Gov. Mark White made the announcement a day after former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez announced her candidacy.