WHO IS LINA HIDALGO? The 27-year-old is first Latina to be elected as Harris County Judge
Hidalgo, who served as a Spanish-English medical interpreter at the Texas Medical Center, was in a tight race with Emmett throughout the night until Hidalgo pulled ahead.
The win is an upset for Emmett, who has led the county through the flood bond vote roughly a year after Hurricane Harvey and the plan to revitalize the Astrodome.
To all of our supporters, thank you so much for making it possible. I am so proud to be your next County Judge. The work begins now.— Lina Hidalgo (@Lina4HC) November 7, 2018