Hidalgo Co. Dist. Clerk Hinojosa to lead state association

Hidalgo County District Clerk Laura Hinojosa began her term as president of the County & District Clerk Association of Texas earlier this month.

Hinojosa was sworn into her new role during the 124th Annual Clerks’ Education Conference in The Woodlands July 1, according to a new release from the organization.

“I am extremely honored to be serving as president of this great association,” she said in the release. “I am excited about this opportunity and look forward to working closely with my peers and executing my duties to the best of my ability.”

Hinojosa is no stranger to the organization. She previously served in several leadership capacities, including as the Region VIII director, legislative committee co-chair, District Clerk Manual Committee co-chair, and was previously nominated for District Clerk of the Year.

In 2016, the 443 county and district clerks from all 254 counties in Texas first elected her to the executive board.

The association aims to promote professional standards, provides education to its members about their duties and participates in the legislative, judicial and executive processes of state government in support of its members.

“Laura is extremely dedicated and has always worked hard for our association,” CDCAT President Jennifer Lindenzweig said. “I have no doubt that she will excel in her new role as our president and will continue to represent our organization well. I look forward to working with her to continue strengthening our efforts statewide.”

Hinojosa has served as the Hidalgo County District Clerk since 2007 and was reelected in 2018 to serve a fourth term in office.