November 28, 2011 Houston, Texas Contact: Jennifer Naedler 713.818.2607

Harris County District Attorney Pat Lykos Files for Re-Election
Houston, TX—Harris County District Attorney Patricia “Pat” Lykos, today filed for the March 6, 2012 Republican Primary Election ballot, officially launching her re-election campaign. She is running on her record of accomplishment and commitment to the Rule of Law. “When I took the oath of office in 2009, I pledged to restore public trust and confidence in the District Attorney’s Office. I have spent three years honoring that commitment, building a culture of integrity and excellence, while vigorously prosecuting the guilty and protecting victims. With the support of the citizens of Harris County, I will continue that mission.” Since taking office, Lykos has created diversion programs for non-violent first offender juveniles; a project to reduce DWI recidivism; and several new sections. One of the innovations, the Cold Case and Fugitive Apprehension unit, has already led law enforcement to arrest dozens of murder fugitives. Working with the Texas Legislature, Lykos has also strengthened the cause of justice statewide, promoting the passage of laws that include: • Raising the threshold age of the crime of capital murder of a child from under six years to under ten years of age; • Increasing the punishment for witness tampering; • Preventing the obtaining of prescription drugs by fraud; and working to combat “pill mills.” Lykos is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including: • Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) – Law Enforcement Commendation Medal • Innocence Project of Texas - Honesty and Integrity in Prosecution Award, 2011 • Women Looking Forward Magazine – 2011-2012 Woman of the Year, Law and Justice • San Jacinto Republican Women - 2010 Patriot Award for the Defense of Truth, Justice and Liberty • Houston Woman Magazine- Most Influential Women of 2009 • State District Judge of the Year • Woman of Achievement Award • Silver Good Citizenship Award • Outstanding Houston Professional Woman • South Texas College of Law - Outstanding Alumnus Award

Lykos is proud to have the support of numerous Harris County Republican/Conservative leaders, as well as those in the legal and law enforcement communities, including (partial list): Jared Woodfill - Chair, Harris County Republican Party Madeline Collier - Vice Chair, Harris County Republican Party Bill Bailey - former Harris County Constable Dwayne Bohac - State Representative, District 138 Jim Bowie – Republican Activist Glenda Bowles - SREC District 6 Stanley Briers - Senatorial District 11 Chair John Butler - Republican Activist Penny Butler - former Republican Party National Committee Woman Harry Caldwell - former Chief, Houston Police Department Merle Carlson - former President, Village Republican Women Vic Carlson, MD Marvin Clede - Senatorial District 17 Chair John Culberson - U.S. Congressman, Texas' District 7 Sarah Davis - State Representative, District 134 Don DeGabrielle - former U.S. Attorney Leslie Dickey - former President, Village Republican Women Larry Finder - former U.S. Attorney Josh Flynn - Treasurer, Harris County Republican Party Dan Hedges - former U.S. Attorney Judith Jones - former President, Tejas Republican Women; Republican Precinct Chair Beverly Kaufman - former Harris County Clerk Jon Lindsay - former State Senator, District 7 Ed McDonough - former U.S. Attorney Deany Meinke - former President Daughters of Liberty Ron Meinke - Republican Precinct Chair Clint Moore - SREC District 7 Cathy O'Briant - Secretary, Harris County Republican Party Gary Polland - former Chair, Harris County Republican Party Pam Powers - former Vice President, Village Republican Women Alice Rekeweg - Senatorial District 4 Chair Debbie Riddle - State Representative, District 150 Mike Riddle - Ballot Security Chair, Harris County Republican Party Perky Savage - Daughters of Liberty Mary Sergesketter - United Republicans Louise Wing - Republican Activist Martha Wong - former Houston City Council Member and State Representative Ron Woods - former U.S. Attorney Beverly Woolley - State Representative, District 136 Lynn Woolley - Republican Activist Fred Zeidman - Chair, UT Health Science Center; Vice Chair, Repulican Jewish Coalition

About Pat Lykos Pat Lykos has dedicated her career to the pursuit of justice. She started as a Houston police officer, working her way through graduation at the University of Houston and the South Texas College of Law. She entered private practice and went on to be elected to County Court and State District Criminal Court judgeships. In her years as a felony court judge, she presided over more than 20,000 cases. Pat Lykos took the Oath of Office as Harris County District Attorney on January 1, 2009 and is the first woman to hold that position in the 170-year history of the office. (Pat’s first election was as a Republican precinct chair and later Election Judge.) She has been featured on numerous local and national television programs such as Nightline, 48 Hours and Crime in America. For more information about Pat Lykos, visit ###
Paid For By Pat Lykos For District Attorney—Larry Hicks, Treasurer

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