Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced Oct. 30 that the county has appointed Isabel Longoria to serve as the county’s first-ever elections administrator.
Serving in a position created by the Harris County Commissioner’s Court in July, Longoria will conduct all voter registration work previously handled by the Tax Assessor-Collector as well as election management work conducted by the county clerk’s office. She will officially take the reins following the results of Tuesday’s election as the term of interim county clerk Chris Hollins ends.
“I’m fully committed to ensuring an equitable voter registration and elections process for all voters,” Longoria said in a news release.
Longoria now serves as senior advisor for voting rights and access in the county clerk’s office. She previously ran for the District H seat on the Houston City Council, losing in a runoff to incumbent Karla Cisneros last year.
“As someone who has been in the trenches with County Clerk Hollins over the past several months, she is ready to hit the ground running to continue building on the historic reforms we have implemented during this election,” Hidalgo said.
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