Attorney and Harris County Judge Runoff Candidate Vidal Martinez Reiterates Call for Firing of Unqualified Elections Administrator

Lina Hidalgo’s Hand-picked Elections Administrator Responsible for Serious Mismanagement of Primary Election, Breach of Trust with Voters

Attorney and Republican candidate for Harris County Judge Vidal Martinez released the following statement today regarding the serious mismanagement of the Primary Election by the Elections Administrator in the third largest county in the nation:

“I’ve long said one of the first things I will do as County Judge is fire the unelected, unaccountable, and unqualified Elections Administrator, which was hand-picked by Lina Hidalgo and Democrats on Commissioners Court. Nearly a week after Election Day, we are still uncovering all the failures resulting from Elections Administrator Isabel Longoria’s incompetence and mismanagement of this Primary Election.

“We now know that Longoria’s office found a 10,000-vote discrepancy after it was thought that the ballot count was concluded. In fact, there were countless serious issues at polling locations across the county, including improper training, missing equipment, machines not working, wrong paper size, and wrong ballots delivered to voters. Lina Hidalgo and her Elections Administrator’s failure to properly manage our elections in the third largest county in the nation is an extreme breach of trust with both parties and with all voters in Harris County. I applaud the Harris County Republican Party for taking action in the lawsuit filed today in the state district court against Harris County Elections Administrator Isabel Longoria. Harris County voters deserve better.”

The Harris County GOP today filed a lawsuit and called for the removal of Longoria and her management team, in addition to the appointment of an independent elections overseer for the May 24, 2022 runoff and November general elections. Martinez qualified for a runoff in the Harris County Judge race and will be on the ballot in the May 24 election.

In October 2020, County Judge Lina Hidalgo praised the Elections Administrator position she is responsible for creating on Twitter, calling it a “national model for elections.”

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As the President and Publisher of Katy and Fort Bend Christian Magazines, Joe Menslage is committed to covering social and political news from a Christian worldview. He founded Katy Christian Magazine in 2005, which swept the greater Houston and Katy areas like a storm. That’s when Joe realized the urgent need for publications willing to give voices to the voiceless, without political correctness or censorship. Joe Menslage founded sister-publication Fort Bend Christian Magazine in 2014. Prior to creating Katy Christian Magazine, Joe Menslage led a colorful life. He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, spent a great deal of his childhood in Colorado, and lived in a couple of other states before he moved to Houston in 1981. Joe was God-gifted with an entrepreneurial mind, and self-started other business ventures before he found his calling. In Joe’s words, our innate talents are given by the Lord, and are meant to be used to serve the Lord. Aside from being a President and Publisher, Joe Menslage is also the co-founder of Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce, where Christians can network, build business connections, listen to passionate speakers, and enjoy monthly breakfasts and lunches. Joe Menslage also hosts a weekly political satire YouTube channel. Joe Menslage has four children. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, watching zombie movies and K dramas, ax-throwing and Krav Maga.