Cameron County Judge
Carlos is a Certified Public Accountant and is a partner in the regional accounting firm of Pattillo, Brown & Hill, LLP. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1974. He is a member of the American Institute, Texas Society and Rio Grande Valley Chapter of Certified Public Accountants.
From 1991 through 2002, Carlos served as a Cameron County Commissioner. In February 2004, Carlos was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve as a director on the Department of Public Safety Commission. He resigned from the Department of Public Safety Commission in June 2006 to run for County Judge. Subsequent to Hurricanes Katrina & Rita, Carlos was appointed by Governor Perry to a task force to address the evacuation needs of our Coastal area.
Judge Carlos Cascos was elected to office November 2006 and re-elected in 2010 and assumed his duties as Cameron County Judge and the County's Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2007. On September 11, 2007, Governor Perry again called on Carlos to serve as Chairman of the Border Security Council to provide input regarding Border Security.
The County Judge is the County's Emergency Management Coordinator and is responsible for preparing for hurricanes and evacuations. Since being elected, Carlos has overseen emergency planning and implementation during Hurricanes Dean, Dolly and most recently Alex.
Carlos has served our community in numerous ways: he is a past or current board member of the United Way of Southern Cameron County, Sunrise Rotary Club, Leadership Brownsville, Cameron County Appraisal District, Brownsville Economic Development Council, Brownsville Metropolitan Planning Organization, and many other civic organizations. Carlos is married with two daughters.