Harris County Judge 2022 Primary Election: A look at who's running

As the race for top judge in Harris County wages on in the 2022 Texas Primary Election, all eyes are focused on whether Judge Lina Hidalgo will retain her seat. 

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Across the board, several candidates are gunning for the top position of the largest county in Texas.


Alexandria del Moral Mealer

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Alexandria del Moral Mealer is a combat veteran and Harvard graduate born and raised in California, who moved to Houston following her service in the U.S. Army.

Among her top priorities, per her website, are keeping repeat violent offenders behind bars, lowering taxes, and securing the elections.

Martina Lemond Dixon

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Martina Lemond Dixon is a third-generation Houstonian, who wants to tackle issues with what she describes as a "common sense" approach. This involves keeping communities safe while examining Harris County’s criminal justice system, "keeping politics out of flood recovery" to "identify areas of the county that need further work," and lowering taxes.

Robert Dorris

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Robert Dorris is a life-long Harris County resident, whose priorities involve infrastructure and creating better roads, including the I-45 expansion. Additionally, Dorris says he wants to ensure elections are secured, prevent tax increases and promote business growth.

Oscar Gonzales

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Oscar Gonzales is a retired deputy sheriff with 30 years of experience working in the Harris County jail.

HQ Bolanos

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HQ Bolanos' top priorities involve "public funds for public safety." This involves "bike paths, maintaining public parks, etc." To learn more about this candidate, click here.

Randy Kubosh

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A self-described "true Republican," Randy Kubosh has listed among his top priorities to increase funding for law enforcement, reduce funding for pretrial services, which he argues judges are using to let out violent criminals, and eliminate government overreach.

Vidal Martinez

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Vidal Martinez is a managing partner of Martinez Partners LLP, who has served on several Houston boards including the Port of Houston Authority, the Greater Houston Partnership, and currently serves on the board of Houston Methodist Hospital System. Martinez lists public safety among his top concerns, meaning stopping the revolving door at the courthouse, making informed decisions when it comes to taxes and the budget, as well as fixing communities affected by flooding - including those still impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

George Harry Zoes

Harris County Judge candidate George Zoes

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George Zoes is a native Houstonian and Republican who owns three small businesses in Spring Branch. According to his campaign Facebook page, Zoes says "my job will be to help everyone, not just those who align with my views."


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Lina Hidalgo

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Incumbent Judge Lina Hidalgo is running for re-election after securing a historic – and surprising – win in 2018. Her leadership has been recognized through several awards and national awards, especially for her response to the COVID-19 pandemic and received recognition for protecting voting rights. Despite seeing a barrage of criticisms from opponents, the incumbent county judge says she remains committed to transparency and government accountability. Her website features a list of key, detailed accomplishments she’s made with flood control, criminal justice reform, and climate change.

Erica Davis

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Erica Davis is a native Houstonian, from Sunnyside, who has served as Chief of Staff for Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office, focusing on building bridges between law enforcement and the community. She considers herself a "true public servant" by developing educational safety seminars for all communities, providing resource fairs for low-income communities, and developing several platforms for youth to discuss progressive issues.

Georgia Provost

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Georgia Provost is a retired educator, and former grand jury commissioner. She describes herself as a lifelong community servant, who "know[s] what it takes to find solutions, navigate complicated bureaucracy, and get things done."

Maria Garcia

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Ahmad Hassan

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Kevin Howard

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