Some heart-breaking news is rippling through the Texas legal and political community today.
The Houston Chronicle reports that Harris County District Attorney Mike Anderson has died of cancer. He was 57. More from the Chronicle article…
“In an email to staffers Saturday, First Assistant Belinda Hill mourned “a good man doing great things.”
“When my longtime friend and colleague Mike Anderson asked me to be his First Assistant last year, I accepted the offer because it was an opportunity to return to the office I loved and work closely with a man for whom I had a great deal of respect,” Hill wrote. “I believed that we would do great things together for years to come.”
Anderson, 57, took office Jan. 1, following his election in November. His campaign enjoyed wide support from prosecutors in the office and area law enforcement.
He announced his illness by releasing an email to his staff that did not include details about the type of cancer or when it was diagnosed. The office has not released any other details about his condition.”
My thoughts and prayers are with the Anderson family, and the Harris County DA’s office in this difficult time.
Fellow blogger Off the Kuff has more.