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Soon-to-be Rusk County Sheriff Johnwayne Valdez (left) and his wife Gina recently met Lt. Col. Allen West, soon-to-be chairman of the Texas Republican Party. Valdez tells the Kilgore News Herald that when he takes office in January, it’ll be a position in which he’s been preparing for 34 years.

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