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Kim Ogg is the new Harris County District Attorney. Ogg is dedicated to protecting Harris County citizens. A native Houstonian, she is a 28-year attorney with a strong record of keeping Houston families safe. She was a Chief Felony Prosecutor in the Harris County DA’s Office before she was chosen to lead Houston’s first Anti-Gang Task Force. Under her guidance, Houston saw a 40% reduction in gang violence. From 1999-2006, she was the Executive Director of Crime Stoppers and led the organization to international record-breaking years, capturing thousands of violent felons.
As the Harris County DA, Ogg will work hard to divert thousands of low-level drug offenders into community service projects so that the DA’s Office can focus its resources on prosecuting violent criminals, burglars, and white-collar thieves. Ogg has strengthened Texas’ rape laws to make sure rapists are held accountable, and she will continue to be the advocate Harris County rape victims deserve. She will make sure every DNA kit is tested and the backlog is erased, and she vows to never jail a crime victim.
- South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, Juris Doctor, 1986
- The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, 1981
- South Texas College of Law Public Service Award, 2011
- National Organization of Victims Assistance (NOVA), Allied Professional Award, 2009
- Buffalo Bayou Partnership Honoree, 2008
- National Parents of Murdered Children, Father Ken Czellinger Professional Award, 2007
- Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice Crime Victim Clearinghouse, “Steve Chaney Distinguished Service Award” Winner, 2006
- Houston Police Department, Chief of Police Commendation, 2000
- Foundation for the Improvement of Justice, National Award Winner, 1998
- Texas Youth Commission Annual Award, Statewide Award Winner, 1996
- d-mars.com Top 30 Influential Women of Houston Honoree, 2014
- Featured on the front page of the Texas Lawyer, August 31, 2015 for winning a discrimination/retaliation case on behalf of a Houston Police Officer against the City of Houston Police Department
- Authored Texas Gangs: The Legal Handbook, published by the Texas District & County Attorney’s Assn. in 2000