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
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.