Sunday, September 29, 2019


LINA HIDALGO, HARRIS COUNTY JUDGE

At 28, in a short 13 years she went from being a Columbia immigrant via Peru and Mexico to being the County Judge of Harris County, the third largest county in the U.S.  Click for official page.

Her election gave Harris County its first Democratic majority since 1990.  Her legal journey to the U.S. was made possible because her father was a successful engineer.

BEFORE THE LAW CHANGED IN TEXAS, JUDGE HIDALGO LEAD THE BATTLE AND WON IN EXPANDING FREE SPEECH BEFORE COMMISSIONERS' COURT

"Just a few months earlier, such a banal scene — residents and stakeholders testifying before local government and receiving immediate feedback from elected officials — would have been unusual for the commissioners court. For decades, the twice-monthly meetings rarely ran longer than an hour and a half, and only a handful of citizens got the chance to speak. Now, the meetings have ballooned into seven- or eight-hour affairs."

Click for Observer

THE ANTI-LNG PEOPLE NOW HAVE THIS POWER - WILL THEY USE IT?


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