County Judge

Welcome to Hidalgo County!

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your County Judge. I sincerely appreciate your vote of confidence in electing me. Rest assured that I take, very seriously, the responsibility to serve all of Hidalgo County.

As many of you know, I am not a stranger to public service. I am committed to working hard every day to bring prosperity and growth to Hidalgo County; to ensure that we look at all government operations and implement strategies and policies to ensure efficiency and innovation; and to do what is best for our residents and taxpayers.

Together with my team, Commissioners Court, other elected officials, department heads and staff – we will move the county to a leadership position in the State of Texas and as a model of exemplary government throughout our nation.

Please visit my website regularly for updates on our progress. I welcome your input and look forward to hearing from you.


Richard F. Cortez
Hidalgo County Judge

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