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Lina Hidalgo

Harris County Judge


Hidalgo was elected to the Harris County Commissioners Court in 2018 and is the first woman to be elected Harris County judge. As judge, she is the head of Harris County's governing body and leads the county’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Hidalgo was awarded the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award for her response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Jack Brooks Foundation Leadership Award for her work towards voting rights.