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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Saturday, September 29 • 12:45pm - 1:45pm
One on One with Lupe Valdez

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The Democratic nominee for Texas governor on her longshot campaign and her vision for the state.

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Patrick Svitek

Political Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Svitek covers politics for the Tribune. Previously, he worked for the Houston Chronicle’s Austin bureau and interned at The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, Huffington Post Politics and the Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Svitek is a graduate of Northwestern University’s... Read More →

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Lupe Valdez

Democratic Candidate for Texas Governor
Valdez is the Democratic nominee for governor of Texas. She previously served three terms as Dallas County sheriff and was the only Hispanic female sheriff in the United States and one of only four female sheriffs in Texas. Before becoming sheriff in 2005, Valdez had over three decades... Read More →

Saturday September 29, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
St. David's Episcopal Church, Bethel Hall