LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Leticia Van De Putte made a stop in Lufkin Wednesday afternoon.
Van De Putte is the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor. If the 59 year-old and mother to six children wins the position, she would become the first Latina elected to a state-wide position.
As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, Van De putte trailed in the polls to her Republican Opponent Dan Patrick by 17 percent.
Van De Putte told Lufkin supporters that her main goals were education reform, equal pay for women in the workplace and the passing of proposition one that would free up money for more road projects.
"When I'm Lt. Governor, I'll make sure that every single qualified high school graduate would get two years community college or that technical program," Van De Putte said. "I love my son, but I do not want to live in a state where my daughter can not make as much as him for the same job. Texas used to be the state with the best roads. I want us to get back to that point."