Austin, TX — Today, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and commissioners of Harris County appointed Texas Democratic Party Finance Chair Chris Hollins as Harris County Clerk.
The county clerk is the county’s chief election officer and is responsible for administering elections in Harris County, the third-largest county in the country.
Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa and Vice Chair Dr. Carla Brailey issued the following statement:
“The Texas Democratic Party is proud Chris Hollins will take the next step in his commitment to public service and the people of Texas.
“Chris will build on the progress started by Dr. Diane Trautman and will be a true leader for the Harris County Clerk’s office, defending the right to participate in our democracy for all voters.
“There is nothing more important than the sanctity of the vote. With so much at stake this year, Harris County voters will have a proven leader who is ready to fight for their right to fair, accessible, and safe elections.
Texas Democratic Party Finance Chair Chris Hollins issued the following statement:
“I am honored to serve as the next Harris County Clerk and to provide vital services to the residents of Harris County during this challenging time. I cannot thank Dr. Trautman enough for her service to Harris County, and I look forward to working with her talented staff.
“This November, our office will administer the most consequential election of our lifetime amid a global health pandemic. The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy, and I will work tirelessly to ensure that Harris County residents can exercise that right safely, conveniently, and with the peace of mind that their vote will be counted.”