Kris Ougrah Stands For
Everyone should have access to a court where the law is followed and applied equally. Kris Ougrah will treat everyone fairly and respectfully.
Kris Ougrah will consider ALL forms of punishment which include: jail time, probation, deferred adjudication, drug rehabilitation, counseling and intervention programs.
Kris Ougrah will use his 13 years of criminal defense experience while on the bench to ensure that fairness prevails and reform our criminal justice system.
“Those charged with a crime should know their rights. It’s important that first time offenders get the help they need, whether it be through education or work opportunities, so they do not come back into the court system.”
– Kris Ougrah
About Kris Ougrah
Kris Ougrah is running as Democrat for judge in Harris County Criminal Court at Law Number 15 to make sure everyone is treated equally and fairly. He believes victims should be connected to resources to help them move forward and make them whole.
- 13 years professional law practice;
- Successful representationn over 3,000 defendants.
Kris Ougrah is a proud Houstonian and believes a person’s case should not be rushed through the system. Each person’s case should have ample time to be heard and the full range of punishment should be considered in all cases. He was born and raised in a single parent home in South Houston and graduated from South Houston High School. Growing up, Kris was positively influenced by local community activist, Ms. Autry Henry, or “Nana”, as the neighborhood kids called her. She encouraged him to envision himself beyond the constraints of his neighborhood and Kris became the first in his family to attend college.
- Attended LSU and became a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity;
- Attended the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at TSU;
- Intern and practicing attorney – Williams Kherkher, Houston, Tx;
- Personal law practice – 2005.
Kris Ougrah has been blessed with a beautiful wife, Blanca. She worked as an educator for almost a decade before choosing to stay at home to raise their three children. Kris is very proud of his family’s heritage. His mother is African American from Opelousas, Louisiana, and his father is a West Indian immigrant, from the island country of Trinidad & Tobago. He has spent the last 7 years volunteering as a coach for his nephew’s youth football team. They were successful and won 3 back to-back-to-back Gulfcoast Premiere Youth Football League Championships with the Friendswood Mustangs from 2013 to 2015.
Kris has been blessed with a beautiful wife, Blanca. She worked as an educator for almost a decade before choosing to stay at home to raise their three adorable children: a 4-year old, 2-year old, and 1-year old.
Kris is very proud of his family’s mixed heritage. His mother is African American from Opelousas, Louisiana, and his father is West Indian, raised on the island country of Trinidad & Tobago.
Kris is active in many organizations, including the Texas Organization Project, Area 5 Democrats, Harris County Young Democrats, Harris County Democrats, Houston Bar Association, Bay Area New Democrats, Harris County Tejano Democrats, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, The Caucus, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and Crosspoint Church. Kris has spent the last 5 years volunteering as a coach for his 12-year old nephew’s youth football team.