Anderson To Fill Late Husband's Role As Harris County DA

By Jeremy Heallen (September 24, 2013, 8:24 PM EDT) -- Former Harris County District Judge Devon Anderson was appointed Tuesday by Texas Gov. Rick Perry to succeed her late husband as the county's top prosecutor, a decision hailed by former prosecutors and defense attorneys as bringing a well-rounded perspective to the office.

Anderson picks up the torch Mike Anderson was forced to relinquish in August when he died of cancer after just eight months in office. Her colleagues say her impressive resume as a prosecutor, criminal district judge and defense attorney make Anderson the first "triple threat" to serve as district attorney in the past 30 years. 

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