Kim is Harris County's first democratic DA in forty years!
A native Houstonian, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg has spent the majority of her professional life working in the local public safety arena. She is a native Houstonian who has served as a frontline prosecutor, Houston’s first Anti-Gang Task Force Director, the Executive Director of Crime Stoppers of Houston, the managing partner of her family’s law firm, and your District Attorney. The District Attorney serves as the top law enforcement official and, under Texas law, is “not just to convict, but to seek justice” in every case. In operation, DA Ogg manages over 800 employees: 350 prosecutors, 110 DA investigators, and 450 legal support staff. Each day, the prosecutors represent the people of Texas in more than 100 court dockets in 50+ courts, bringing old cases to final resolution while intaking more than 300 cases that same day. Kim Ogg’s passion for service as your DA is traceable to her mother’s experience as a crime victim. At 21 years old, Connie Ogg, was kidnapped by a serial rapist. She escaped by jumping from the fast moving car in which she was confined. Connie survived, but not without scars. Reflecting on her mother’s experience, DA Ogg is respectful of crime victims, their trauma, and the need for resolution of their cases. Ultimately, DA Ogg believes our community and crime victims need offenders to be held accountable. For non-violent offenders, DA Ogg has crafted a series of diversion programs designed to reform their behavior without a permanent criminal record. For violent offenders, she believe that prison is appropriate in most cases. DA Kim Ogg brings 35 years of experience of ‘on the job training’ as a subject matter expert and is recognized by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in criminal law. Kim and her longtime partner Olivia Jordan live in the historical Heights neighborhood with their ‘mostly terrier,’ Cricket, their two cats, Bonnie & Clyde, and their son, Jack Justus Jordan, a rising 2L at UT School of Law.