Harris County Democrats’ Statement on Election Administrator Longoria’s Resignation Announcement
HOUSTON — At Harris County Commissioners’ Court on Tuesday, County Election Administrator Isabel Longoria announced her resignation effective July 1, 2022.
Harris County Democratic Party Chair Odus Evbagharu issued the following statement in response:
“I want to thank Election Administrator Isabel Longoria for her service and commitment to ensuring a smooth transition in leadership. I'm relieved Election Administrator Longoria has come to this decision; I know it wasn’t easy, and it demonstrates her commitment to the integrity of this office. More importantly, it serves as a giant step toward restoring confidence in all aspects of the voting process.
“The GOP-championed voter-suppression bill SB1 has already had a negative impact on the voting process in our state. As we saw in the primary, SB1 has created hurdles and challenges — for voters, for election workers, and for those administering our elections — that we need to continue to address moving forward.
“The priority of the Election Administrator's office is to protect the integrity of the voting process, and we look forward to the Harris County Elections Committee — made up of both party chairs, the county judge, the county clerk, and the county tax assessor — convening to discuss the Administrator position. We will make sure the process is transparent and instills confidence in Harris County voters and election workers.”
For Immediate Release
March 8, 2022
Contact: Elisa Rochford