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Election 2016

Anderson Concedes Harris County District Attorney’s Race

Democrat Kim Ogg’s win in the Harris County District Attorney’s office is Republican Devon Anderson’s loss.

Devon Anderson concedes.
Ed Mayberry
Devon Anderson concedes.


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Incumbent District Attorney Devon Anderson conceded the hotly-contest race just before ten Tuesday night.

“Thank you. It has been my honor to be district attorney. I feel that we have changed the landscape of criminal justice, and what we have done is going to last for many, many years to come,” she said.

Anderson’s statement to her supporters at the Houston Police Union Headquarters was short. She said the DA’s office will not significantly change, even as its leadership changes.

“Prosecution is a calling. It’s a calling to seek justice, and it does not change with who the district attorney is. So please keep doing what you’re doing. Please keep making us proud every day. Please keep fighting for justice,” she said.

Anderson came under fire after trial prosecutors in her office had jailed a rape victim in general population for almost a month to ensure she would testify against her attacker.

Houston Public Media's Coverage of Election 2016

Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016