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As the first openly lesbian district attorney, Kim Ogg is making history and aims to change the broken criminal justice system in Houston, Texas.

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HOUSTON — NOV 4 — In a state that went for Trump in the 2016 presidential election, native Houstonian Kim Ogg, an Democrat, sweep the county with nearly 60 percent of the vote. Officially making her the newly elected District Attorney of Harris County, and the first openly lesbian to lead the largest DA’s office in the South.

Kim-Ogg Harris County First Open Lesbian District Attorney Sworn In
(L) Kim Ogg, and partner (R) Olivia Jordan

Having been officially sworn in as the first open lesbian for Harris County District Attorney, her son and life partner by her side. Ogg, who campaigned on victim’s rights, formally took the oath at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, a day prior to the public inauguration on Monday.

“I welcome all of you to a new era of criminal justice,” Ogg said. “My vision for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office is for us together to fulfill this purpose, by making our paramount goal public safety and evidence-based justice for all,” she explained.

“I welcome all of you to a new era of criminal justice” – Kim Ogg, Harris County District Attorney

Winning the office in a Democratic tidal wave, Ogg says she strives to accomplish, “keeping the public safe, constantly strive for equality in our use of prosecutorial discretion, to treat those accused of crimes fairly and to treat all crime victims with dignity.”

Ogg thanked her partner of 32 years, Olivia Jordan, their son, Jack, her colleagues in the DA’s office, law enforcement officials and many others during the ceremony.

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