Commissioner Rodney Ellis’s Statement on Judge Hidalgo Extending Leave of Absence
Style Magazine Newswire | 9/19/2023, 12:10 p.m.
Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis issued the following statement about County Judge Lina Hidalgo extending her leave to seek mental health treatment:
“I was completely struck by the overwhelming love and support that the people of Harris County displayed after Judge Hidalgo's announcement that she was taking a leave to seek mental health treatment. Now, it's essential that we as a community give her the continued support and time that she needs to focus on her well-being. In the meantime, I want to assure Harris County residents that everything will continue to run smoothly. Judge Hidalgo has maintained open lines of communication with her staff, and our Office of Emergency Management (OEM) remains fully prepared to respond to any potential incidents. I will continue to preside over official proceedings, including Commissioners Court. I look forward to having Judge Hidalgo back stronger than ever.”