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. 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 20-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 prosecuting 148
jury trials with 115 of those being felony trials, three death penalty trials
(in all of which she successfully obtained the death penalty), being a Chief
Felony Prosecutor for 11 years supervising and leading the prosecution team in
four of the District Courts, in 2011 receiving an award from the office of
inspector general for investigations of HUD for her outstanding contribution in
prosecuting cases of public housing fraud, community planning and development fraud
and disaster assistance fraud, and many other accomplishments.