社評 1006 兩個女人的戰爭
赫里斯郡郡長之爭奪戰己経到了非常激烈之最後階段， 現任民主黨郡長赫達哥哥和挑戰者米勒同樣是哈佛畢業之高材生， 將在下月大選中一較勝負。
雖然她們兩位都來自拉丁裔，但她們之主張却是南轅北轍， 三十一歲的赫達哥在二 O一八年意外地擊敗了政壇老將埃孟， 她在哥倫比亞出生 ，後來移民美国，二O一三年史坦福大學畢業後才入了美國籍，後來到紐約大學及哈佛繼續法律學位，曾経為民權組織服務， 在任期間主要政見是防治水患， 司法正義及政府清廉等， 她也是第一位出任郡長之女性。
挑戰者米勒女士是三十七歲西點軍校畢業生 ，並獲哈佛法學和商學學位並曾在陸軍負役， 她的政見是要增加治安經費和一千名警察， 削減政府支出。
兩名女人都是三十歲左右之新生代， 她們代表了政治世代之更迭 ，我們將拭目以待了。
Two Young Women’s Battle
Current Democratic Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Republican challenger Alexandra del Moral Mealer are in a tough fight in coming election.
Harris County, with more than 4.5 million in population, is the third largest county in the nation. The county government manages a multi-billion dollar annual budget and is in charge of funding key services and infrastructure in the county.
31-year-old Hidalgo was a new face when she defeated Republican incumbent Ed Emmett in 2018. Born in Colombia, she moved to the Houston area as a teenager in 2013. She graduated from Stanford University and became U. S. citizen in the same year. She also enrolled in Harvard University, but she put her studies there on hold when she chose to run for office.
During her first term, Hidalgo was mostly focused on issues including flood control, criminal justice reform and government transparency. She was the first woman to ever become a Harris County judge.
Hidalgo’s 37-year-old challenger, Mealer, is originally from California. She is also a second generation Hispanic American, a West Point graduate, a combat veteran (Army Bomb Squad), a working mother with a successful career in energy finance with JD and MBA degrees from Harvard University.
Mealer said she would aggressively increase law enforcement funding, combat corruption and practice lower spending.
We as residents of Harris County, all of us, are very much concerned about our tax increases and public safety issues. The November election is very important to all of us.