Democrat Lina Hidalgo defeats incumbent Ed Emmett in close race for Harris County judge

EMBED </>More Videos

Lina Hidalgo becomes the first Latina to be elected as Harris County Judge.

Democrat Lina Hidalgo, a first-time candidate for Harris County judge, unseated Republican Ed Emmett, who was looking to win his third term on Tuesday night.

WHO IS LINA HIDALGO? The 27-year-old is first Latina to be elected as Harris County Judge
EMBED More News Videos

Judge Ed Emmett falls short to Dem. Lina Hidalgo in Harris Co. judge race


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.

EMBED More News Videos

What to know about Lina Hidalgo



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.
EMBED More News Videos

Democrat Lina Hidalgo defeats incumbent Ed Emmett in close race for Harris County judge

Related Topics:
politicstexas newsdemocratsHouston
(Copyright ©2018 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.)