Nov. 6, 2022

Tough, Smart, Strong: New Lina Hidalgo Ad Details Historic Effort to Keep Families Safe

Tough, Smart, Strong: New Lina Hidalgo Ad Details Historic Effort to Keep Families Safe

Hidalgo highlights efforts to pass the largest Harris County law enforcement budget in county history and keep weapons away from dangerous people

HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS (Nov 4, 2022) – Today, the Lina Hidalgo for Harris County Campaign released its new ad, “Safe," which will air through Election Day, including during this Saturday's World Series game. In the ad, Judge Hidalgo speaks directly to voters about the work she’s done to keep their families safe, acknowledges the work ahead, and makes clear her commitment to public safety.

“The work is not done, but I want you to know there’s nothing more important to me than keeping your family safe,” Judge Hidalgo tells voters in the campaign’s closing ad.

While Republicans spread misinformation hoping to keep people scared, Judge Hidalgo fought for the largest law enforcement budget in county history, to hire more law enforcement officers at better pay, and worked to tackle the need to keep deadly weapons from dangerous people. From her first year in office, she has worked to raise the budgets of all law enforcement agencies, including every Constable, the Sheriff, and the District Attorney's office. Contrary to Republican misinformation, it was her two Republican colleagues, with support from Hidalgo’s opponent Alex Mealer, who refused to fund the lowest tax rate proposed since 1991 that would have also included a $100M increase for law enforcement. As a result of the Republican boycott of the budget, there will be $5M in cuts for the District Attorney, $16M in cuts for the Sheriff, and $8M in cuts for the Constables, leading to the anticipated loss of a cadet class, investigator, and other crucial positions.

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Judge Lina Hidalgo is the first woman and first Latina elected as Harris County Judge. She oversees a budget of over $4 billion, which funds critical government services and infrastructure, including public safety, flood control, and Harris Health System. Hidalgo serves as Director of Emergency Management for the County. She is running for re-election in November 2022.

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