Collin County Judge
Chris Hill was elected to serve as the Collin County Judge in 2018, having been previously elected as the county commissioner for Precinct 3 in 2012 and 2016. Chris is a sixth-generation native Texan and a fourth-generation resident of Collin County. His great-great-grandfather was a Collin County farmer in the early 1900s. Chris has been married to his high school sweetheart, Laura, for 20 years. Today, they live in Collin County with their three children.
Prior to his election as county judge and county commissioner, Chris served as an Executive Pastor and worked as a corporate accountant and controller in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, gaining extensive financial and organizational leadership experience. Throughout his career, Chris has been responsible for directing and executing the full range of corporate accounting and financial functions, treasury operations, and financial analysis. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Chris is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Institute of Internal Auditors.
As the first person in his family to graduate from college, Chris earned a Bachelor of Political Science degree from Texas A&M University at Commerce. He also earned a Master of Accounting and Information Management degree from the University of Texas at Dallas, a Master of Business Administration degree from Webster University, and a Master of Pastoral Leadership degree from Columbia Biblical Seminary.
Throughout his career, Chris has been an active volunteer and member of the community. He previously served as the Treasurer for the Collin County Republican Party, and in 2010, Chris was named the Collin County Republican Party Volunteer of the Year. He is a member of the Rotary Club of McKinney, the Kiwanis Club of McKinney, the Texas Home School Coalition, and a Life Member of the National Rifle Association. He currently serves or has served on the board of directors for The Samaritan Inn, Minuteman Disaster Response, Hope Women’s Center, Boy Scouts of America Lone Star District, and the Allen Community Outreach Advisory Council. Chris is an Eagle Scout and a member of MENSA.
In all three of his campaigns (county commissioner: 2012 and 2016; county judge: 2018), Chris pledged that he would pursue limited government, low taxes, and excellence in every aspect of county government. In his five years as commissioner, Chris kept his promises and proved to be a courageous and consistent champion for private property rights, limited regulation, and government transparency. During those five years, Chris and the Commissioners Court reduced the property tax rate five consecutive times. Today, Collin County has the second lowest county property tax rate of all 254 Texas counties, and is a leader in the state of Texas in economic opportunity and county government efficiency.