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Lina Hidalgo

Harris County Judge
Hidalgo was elected to the Harris County Commissioners Court in 2018. She is the first woman to be elected Harris county judge and the second to be elected to the commissioners court. As county judge, she also leads the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Hidalgo previously worked at the Texas Civil Rights Project and as a Spanish-English medical interpreter at the Texas Medical Center.