Teneshia Hudspeth Age, Marriage, and Family
The County Clerk Office is a small governmental office but paramount for community development. Many do not understand how vital the office is but Teneshia Hudspeth is more than glad to inform people how it functions and how people can benefit from it. Hudspeth is now serving her second term as the Harris County Clerk after winning the elections in December 2022.
Other than being a civil servant, Hudspeth is also a wife and mother. She was born in 1982 or 1981 and was raised in Sugar Hill. The 40 or 41-year-old is passionate about leadership, which had consumed her, and later dropped guard a bit to start a family. She is married to Samson Breeze, a community leader, and real estate investor, and together they have a son called Prince Josiah.
The Journey to the Top
Her journey to becoming a leader at Lanier High School and later at Texas Southern University where she pursued communications journalism and a minor in public relations. In 2010, she studied Women’s Campaign at Yale University.
The journey to becoming who she is became solid when she was an intern at the United States Congress for Congressman Chet Edwards. Later she joined The Investigative Firm as an investigative associate, she worked there for 3 years before joining the Public Affairs office in Harris County. At the County Clerk’s office, Tanisha started as an Administrative Aid for 7 months and later special project coordinator for a year and a voter outreach coordinator for 11 years. In 2019, she was made the Director of communications.
The same year, Tanisha became the first Chief Deputy for Harris County after County Clerk Diane Trautman who later resigned for health reasons. In 2020, Hudspeth announced she would be running for office. Hundreds of thousands of people responded to her call and voted for her in the highly contested elections. Again in 2022, she won the elections to hold the office for another term.
Those who have worked with Hudspeth describe her as hard-working and a woman with vision. She has helped in improving customer service and helping the community access important documents for their welfare. She has become a popular figure as she heads a county with close to 5 million people and is the third largest county in the nation. Many people ask how much she makes as a County Clerk. From our research, Hudspeth earns approximately $50,000 per year. Her net worth could be $40 million as her family has invested in real estate. Her expertise has also been appreciated by big media such as Houston Chronicles.
Some of her known works and facts are:
- her election as the Vice President of the Houston Chapter of Women Professionals in Government.
- She is the first African American Woman to be elected as the County Clerk Officer for Harris County
- Together with Colleagues, they started Houston Black Leadership Institute for young men and women in Houston.
- Teneshia is also the vice president of the executive board of the International Association of Government Officials.
- The County Clerk is a servant leader of The Fountain of Praise Church.