HOUSTON – Kim Ogg emerged at her watch party, Tuesday night, brimming with confidence as the early voting numbers were released, paving the way to a decisive victory.
Timing her victory speech to coincide with the beginning of 10 p.m. local newscasts, Ogg claimed victory with barely 60 percent of the vote tallied.
"It is a new day for justice in Harris County," Ogg proclaimed.
Ogg claimed victory without receiving a concession call from Devon Anderson.
"No she didn't call. But I do want to thank her for her service. This election brought a lot of important issues to the forefront," Ogg said.
Ogg said in her first 100 days she plans to "get a grip" on the scientific evidence, including untested rape kits. She also said she aims to divert low-level offenders from serving significant jail time, and clear the jail of mentally ill inmates.
From the moment early voting results were announced, Anderson faced an uphill battle in the bid to keep her position.
Ultimately Anderson lost the race to Ogg.