Former Pearland City Council member announces candidacy for 239th District Court judge

Greg Hill
Greg Hill

Greg Hill

Former Pearland City Council member Greg Hill has announced his candidacy for 239th District Court judge in Brazoria County, according to an April 16 news release.

Hill is a lifelong Republican who also is a former Brazoria County court-at-law and probate judge. Pat Sebesta, the sitting judge, will be retiring at the end of his term next year, prompting Hill to run, the release reads.

"I look forward to continuing to represent Brazoria County with hopes of retiring on the bench, if the voters will have me," Hill said in the release. "It would be an honor to serve as your judge of the 239th District Court, and I hope I can count on your support."

After graduating in 1993 from Texas A&M University, Hill worked as a U.S. Border Patrol agent and a high school Spanish teacher before earning his law degree. He has served as assistant district attorney in Galveston County and opened his own practice in Brazoria County in 2007, the release reads.

Starting in 2011, Hill served three terms on Pearland City Council before being elected in 2018 as county court-at-law and probate judge, which had him handle criminal, civil and probate matters, according to the release.

Hill is married to his wife, Amy Hill, and has two children: Isabella and Ford.
By Jake Magee

Editor, Bay Area & Pearland/Friendswood

Jake has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper. Today, he covers everything from aerospace to transportation to flood mitigation.