Engineer , Senator and
Former County Judge
New Mexico State University,
B.S., Civil Engineering; South Texas College of Law Center for Legal Responsibility,
Legislative Experience: Senate Member, 1997 - present
Jon Lindsay served as Harris
County Judge for 20 years before being elected to the Texas Senate in 1996.
As the chief executive officer for the third largest county in the nation,
Jon Lindsay initiated many innovative infrastructure projects during his administration
including the construction of the Harris County Toll Road system, park development,
flood control projects, jail and juvenile detention facilities, and the establishment
of a state/county psychiatric facility. In 1986, the Texas Society of Professional
Engineers recognized Judge Lindsay as "Engineer of the Year" for
his foresight and leadership of the construction of the Sam Houston and Hardy
A registered professional engineer and former contractor, Jon Lindsay grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico and graduated from New Mexico State University. He is an Air Force veteran who served as an officer at James Connally AFB in Waco, Texas from 1959 to 1962. In 1962, he moved to Houston and formed his own construction company. Jon and his wife Tony, Judge of the 280th civil district bench, have three sons who are all graduates of Texas A&M University with degrees in engineering.