AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The widow of Harris County District Attorney Mike Anderson is taking his place as Houston's top prosecutor.
Gov. Rick Perry announced Tuesday he had appointed former prosecutor and district judge Devon Anderson to serve the remainder of a term running through the general election next November.
Mike Anderson, 57, died Aug. 30 of cancer. A Republican, Anderson spent 17 years as a prosecutor in Harris County. He handled everything from misdemeanors to 11 capital murder cases that he either investigated or prosecuted.
Anderson's wife is a former 177th Judicial District Court judge, and a past Harris County assistant district attorney. Her appointment was endorsed by Harris County Republican leaders.
The Harris County District Attorney's Office has about 240 attorneys and is among the largest of its kind statewide.
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