The Houston Police Officers Union makes no secret in its opposition to incumbent Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg.
The Union and HPOU President Joe Gamaldi have been outspoken in criticizing Ogg, a Democrat, for her light-weight stance against longtime violent criminals, insisting on easy-to-make bonds for too many suspects.
A September Badge & Gun editorial stated, “District Attorney Kim Ogg. We still can’t say anything positive for Ogg’s dealings with policing in Houston and the overall support for the needs of law enforcement throughout Harris County. We will give a thumbs-up when Ogg is defeated in the upcoming election year.”
Mary Nan Huffman, a member of HPOU’s dedicated Legal Department, has years of experience as a prosecutor. She will be running in the 2020 Republican Primary.
Huffman campaign material issued to the Badge & Gun said:
Mary Nan Huffman is the experienced conservative choice for Harris County. She’s a mom and a smart tough prosecutor, not a politician. She is uniquely positioned to return the rule of law to Harris County, rebuild a broken and dysfunctional district attorney’s office and restore predictability and dependability. We deserve better than what they’re getting now.
Huffman grew up with her four siblings in the North Texas college town of Denton. Huffman watched her parent’s involvement in local Republican politics and learned from an early age the importance of public service. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Political Science degree and attended St. Mary’s University School of Law. While in law school, she worked at the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office and developed a passion for criminal prosecution.
Nan Huffman served as a prosecutor in the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office for almost 10 years rising quickly to become the Chief Felony Prosecutor in the Child Exploitation Division and over the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Division. During her time as Chief of Child Exploitation she prosecuted a wide range of internet-related crimes committed against children: child human trafficking, the possession, production and promotion of child pornography, child sexual assault and any other case involving the sexual exploitation of children online. She directed the work of multi-agency task forces from federal, state and local agencies.
Huffman’s work as a prosecutor of child exploitation cases has earned criminal conviction yielding 11 life sentences and four 99-year sentences. She has earned a national reputation and is sought after as a special prosecutor for difficult child exploitation prosecutions.
Huffman now works as an attorney for the Houston Police Officers Union representing officers in a variety of matters associated with duties as an officer.
Mary Nan has been married to Eli Huffman III for 11 years. The Huffman family attends St. Cecilia Catholic Church. They have two young sons. Huffman wants her children to grow up in a safe place and believes everyone deserves to feel safe. Huffman loves Harris County and thinks it’s one of the greatest, friendliest places to live, but believes our hospitality doesn’t have to extend to people who commit violent crimes.