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November 9, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Lina Hidalgo on Reelection Victory in Harris County Judge Race
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Lina Hidalgo on her reelection as Harris County judge. EMILYs List Vice President of State and Local Campaigns Sarah Curmi released the following statement:
“EMILYs List celebrates Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo’s reelection in the third largest county in the nation. We know that this pro-choice champion will continue fiercely advocating for Texans’ reproductive health care access, and won’t stop fighting for voting rights at this critical juncture for our fundamental freedoms. We are proud to have stood with her in her critical reelection campaign.”
Judge Lina Hidalgo was born in Colombia and grew up in Peru and Mexico where her parents were offered job opportunities, before emigrating to the United States in 2005. Hidalgo is a proud product of Houston-area public schools and was the first in her family to attend college in the U.S. She graduated from Stanford University with a degree in political science the same year she became a U.S. citizen. Since arriving in Texas, Hidalgo has been committed to giving back. Hidalgo dedicated hundreds of hours to her county’s most vulnerable communities—from her time at the Texas Civil Rights Project to serving as a medical interpreter and supporting immigrants in search of lost loved ones. In 2018, Hidalgo made history as the first woman and Latina to be elected Harris County judge and only the second to be elected to Harris County’s Commissioners Court. Hidalgo was awarded with EMILYs List’s Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award in 2021.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised over $700 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure campaigns for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,400 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.