“As the next Harris County District Attorney, I will protect the lives, liberty and property of every citizen in our county. I am committed to independence from special interests and I will be equally fair to crime victims and those accused. My focus will be to fight crime with 21st century tactics and this will be accomplished through re-prioritization of resources, including forfeiture funds. On my first day in office, I will end the practice of accepting ‘trace drug cases’ where there is no evidence to convict and instead will shift the focus to dismantling organized crime from the top down.”
Kim Ogg will also file her campaign Treasurer Designation on Monday at the Harris County Democratic Party Headquarters. This is the initial step in formally placing her name as a candidate on the 2014 Democratic Party Primary election ballot. Former State Senator Jack Ogg will serve as her campaign treasurer.
Kim began her career at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office where she rose to the level of a Chief Felony Prosecutor. Her high profile prosecutions of criminal street gang members in the early 1990’s led to appointment by Mayor Bob Lanier as the City of Houston’s first Gang Task Force Director in 1994. From 1999-2006, Kim was the Executive Director of Crime Stoppers of Houston, the most successful anonymous crime tips hotline cash reward program in the world. Kim entered private legal practice in 2006 and has represented crime victims, police officers, and the accused in more than 100 jury trials. Kim is a native Houstonian and the daughter of former Senator Jack Ogg and Connie Ogg.
Filing for candidates to place their names on the ballot begins November 9, 2013. The Primary Election will be held on March 4, 2014. Early voting begins Feb. 18, 2014.