With Abbott feud past, Hernandez eyes new goals in 2nd term

February 7, 2020
Austin-American Statesman

After serving a first term that began with a high-profile immigration dispute with Texas governor, Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez says she is seeking reelection to continue other initiatives that are important to her.

“I love being the sheriff because of this community,” she said. “I have the opportunity to work with so many good people on so many important issues, like mental health and community trust. It’s been such an honor and a pleasure, and I want to do it for four more years.”

Since her election as sheriff in 2016, Hernandez has implemented programs to address mental health issues within the sheriff’s office and in Travis County. She partners with the National Alliance on Mental Illness to train jail employees, and her office provides crisis courses for friends and family of people with mental illnesses.