Lina Hidalgo is the first woman to be elected executive of the largest county in Texas.


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Lina Hidalgo, a 27-Year-Old Latina, Will Lead Harris County, Texas’ Biggest

The New York Times

"On Tuesday, Ms. Hidalgo, a 27-year-old Democrat, narrowly won an upset election to lead Harris County, which includes Houston and is the third-most populous county in the country and the largest in Texas."

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Elevator Pitch: Harris County Judge

Houston Public Media

"All major party candidates in the following races were invited to film a video for this series."


Candidatos para juez del condado de Harris debaten en un foro de cara a las próximas elecciones

Univision 45 - September 27, 2018

"El actual juez del condado Ed Emmett se enfrentará a la demócrata Lina Hidalgo en los comicios que se llevarán a cabo el próximo 6 de noviembre."


Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorses Lina Hidalgo, other candidates

Houston Chronicle - August 5, 2018

"In one of the most discussed races at the event at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, caucus members endorsed Democratic candidate Lina Hidalgo for Harris County judge over Republican incumbent Ed Emmett."

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La hispana que busca convertirse en juez de un condado en Texas

Univision 45 - July 19, 2018

"Lina Hidalgo narró que su familia tuvo que dejar Colombia en busca de seguridad, posteriormente vivió en México y Perú, en donde vio casos de corrupción que afectan a la comunidad."


Conquering Inequality in Houston Begins With Early Childhood Education

Harvard Kennedy School Review - May 9, 2018

"In early childhood education, Harris County has an opportunity to tackle deep disparities while preparing the future of our community."

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What's Your Point?

Fox 26 Houston - April 15, 2018

Lina Hidalgo speaks on a variety of topics. “The What's Your Point? panel includes attorney and former Harris County Republican Party chairman Jared Woodfill, longtime Super Neighborhood leader Tomaro Bell, Democratic candidate for Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, host of "Sunday Morning Live" Marcus Davis, and columnist and former Mayor of Kemah Bill King.

Watch the discussion on the federal deficit, Paul Ryan not seeking reelection, the Houston ISD crisis, and Trump's response to James Comey.

Student activists call on politicians to pass stricter gun legislation

Houston Chronicle - April 7, 2018

Lina Hidalgo...said gun shows should not be permitted to sell guns without background checks. A program to buy back guns from people should also be available.

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Hidalgo: Climate change must be part of Harris County's flood control efforts

Houston Chronicle - March 21, 2018 

“The lack of acknowledgment of the reality of our changing environment, and its man-made causes, has made the greater Houston area the poster child for the consequence of ignoring science — a fact that has been nearly as destructive as Harvey itself.”

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Record Number of Latinos Fill Ballot in Houston

Houston Chronicle - March 1, 2018 

“There is tremendous energy going on this year."

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Update: Texas Organizing Project Demands Harris County Settles Lawsuit About Bail System

Houston Public Media - February 28, 2018 

“Taxpayer dollars should go toward implementing policies that keep people safe, not toward defending an unconstitutional and ineffective system.”

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Immigrant Candidates Among those Seeking Election in Harris County

Fox 26 Houston - February 20, 2018 

“It's time for someone who looks like the people of Harris County, who reflects the politics of Harris County, to represent the voters

of this County."




Local DACA Recipients, Political Leaders React to Citizenship Proposal

KHOU 11 News - January 26, 2018 

“Those young people are the future [...] I just don’t think they should be used as bargaining chips.”


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Running For Office 101

NPR - January 22, 2018 

"I would be the first woman, first immigrant in this position of County Judge [...] I want to be a shining example of what Texas and the country can be."


A Year Ago, They Marched. Now a Record Number of Women Are Running for Office

TIME Magazine - January 18, 2018

“It was an army of women taking on an army of out-of-touch men,” says Lina Hidalgo [...] “And that's what we'll see here next year.”

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