All 19 Black Women Running For Judge In A Texas Race, Amazingly All Won

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All 19 black women who ran for various judicial seats in Harris County won their races Tuesday night, marking the single biggest victory for black women in the county's history.

Many are highlighting this win as a bright spot amid Democrat Beto O'Rourke's loss to Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in the Texas Senate race. The victory of the #Houston19, as the group of women are called, has obvious local impact: Harris County, which encompasses most of Houston, is the third-largest county in the country, and one of the most diverse. Adding 19 women of color to judicial seats builds a bench that's more reflective of the population it serves, which, as with all elected offices, is a good thing.



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