Renee Magee was born in Texas City and was one of eight children. At a young age, her father's job took Renee and her family to Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. During this time, Renee began swimming competitively at age 5-1/2. She eventually went on to represent Texas and the United States in the 1976 olympics in Montreal. (See Team USA! below.) Renee returned to Texas in high school where she graduated from Clear Lake High School and went on to complete college and law school at the University of Houston. Renee found her second talent when she began working at the Harris County District Attorney's Office in 1992. Now a 19-year veteran of the District Attorney's office, Renee Magee is a role model and a strong asset for the citizens of Harris County. Her accomplishments include: * 148 Jury Trials with 115 being Felony Jury Trials * Felony District Court Chief for 11 years * 3 death penalty cases tried and death sentences obtained in all * Tried numerous capital murder cases and other serious felonies such as murder, sexual assault, aggravated robbery and burglary * Special Crimes Prosecutor since 2006 * Served as Chief in four Criminal District Courts
Renee Magee is one of the most respected in her field for being fair, honest and hard working. Throughout her athletic career and her career as a top prosecutor, Renee's drive and determination have humbly been on display. The same drive and determination that made her a young Olympian and the same respected record she earned as a successful prosecutor will both benefit the citizens of Harris County if they elect Renee Magee as Judge of the 337th Criminal District Court. Renee and her husband, James Tucker, live in Houston. Her daughter, Angela, is completing her medical residency and her son, Christopher, has recently completed his master's degree at Texas State University. Renee is a lifelong Republican and a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church.