For Harris County Judge
Born in Colombia when the drug war was raging and kidnappings were rampant, Lina Hidalgo was raised in Peru and Mexico and eventually emigrated to the U.S. in 2005. She is a proud product of public schools, and became the first person in her family to attend college. Since then, she has continued to lead a life of service, working as an interpreter at the Texas Medical Center where she helped low-income people access healthcare, and volunteering with the Texas Civil Rights Project and with an immigrant rights group. And after the 2016 election, seeing her local government in Harris County complicit in President Trump's policies, she put her graduate studies on hold (she was earning law and public policy degrees at NYU and Harvard) to step up to run herself. While the title of the office she is running for is County Judge, the role on the County Commissioners Court is essentially one of a county supervisor, and Lina's running to make sure decisions are being made to protect their streets from flooding, promote housing and home ownership, and to ensure all neighborhoods are safe. Smart, passionate about service, and driven to improve her community; we're thrilled to support Lina in her close race to turn this seat blue.