Kim Ogg announces her candidacy for Harris County DA race in 2014

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on October 3, 2013 at 6:27 PM

HOUSTON -- A Democratic candidate is throwing her hat in the ring against Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson.

Kim Ogg announced on Monday, alongside her father former state Senator Jack Ogg, that she will run in next year's election.

“I want to be your next district attorney and together we're going to make justice work,” Ogg said.

If Ogg wins the Democratic primary then she’ll likely take on Republican Anderson who was appointed by Governor Perry after her husband’s death last month.

“I applaud her for filling the term that her husband left, and I look forward to running against whoever the nominee is,” Ogg said.

As district attorney, Ogg said she won’t prosecute drug cases where there was only trace evidence, and she said she would work to free up jail space and court time for serious criminals

Ogg was the head of Houston Crime Stoppers for six years, and before that she was appointed to direct the City’s Gang Task Force by Mayor Bob Lanier. Ogg also served as the county’s chief felony prosecutor. Most recently, she was a private practice attorney.

“I've had a lifetime of experience, and I want to protect every citizen in this county, their life, their liberty and their property,” Ogg said.

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