Dear fellow citizen and neighbor,

I moved to Oklahoma in August, 1982, to attend law school, earn a law degree.  My wife and I found Oklahoma to be a place that we loved and desired to remain. I completed law school in December, 1985, and was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in 1986.  While attending law school, I worked as a legal intern and then after graduation I worked as an Assistant Municipal Counselor for the City of Oklahoma City.  In 1987 I opened my own law practice and began my career as a sole practitioner.  For nearly 25 years I represented numerous clients in thousands cases for a wide range of diverse legal matters.  My legal representation included both civil and criminal matters with extensive work in the areas of probate, family, collections, bankruptcy, and commercial law.  I represented clients throughout the State of Oklahoma in Federal, State, Municipal and Administrative Courts.

I was appointed as a Special Judge in Oklahoma County in June, 2010.  I was assigned a family docket which consisted primarily of divorce, paternity and child support cases.  I provided resolution of those cases in a timely manner, considered all the evidence, treated the parties with respect, and provided a fair and unbiased decision.

In 2017 I was appointed as a District Judge and as the Chief Judge of the Juvenile Justice Center where the focus is on the deprived and delinquent children of Oklahoma County.  Including myself, there are five judges at the Juvenile Justice Center. Each has approximately 300 deprived and 180 delinquent children under their jurisdiction.  There are many people who are a part of the team that serves the children of Oklahoma County in the District Court.  Particularly in Juvenile Court, there is a great need for judges who are dedicated and caring about the work they do.  I enjoy and appreciate the opportunity to serve the citizens of Oklahoma County and would like to continue in my current role.

I have lived in the same home since 1989.  My wife and I have been married almost 37 years.  Our three children have all graduated from Putnam City High School. Our daughter came to us when she was 13 as a foster child of Oklahoma County.  I am personally aware of the challenges families face in Juvenile Court.  It is an honor and a privilege to serve as a District Judge in Oklahoma County.

Please cast your vote for me on June 26, 2018, so I may continue to serve as a District Judge in Oklahoma County.

Thank you for your support in this election.


Howard R. Haralson

Oklahoma County Bar Association Survey


Christopher A. Wood
Edward Goldman
Stacey A. Wiebelt
Alan R. Woodland
Jerry Kelley
Roger Reneau
Richard Rice
Anita Sanders
Hayley Potts
Steven Holder
Allison Hart
Beau Williams
Francis Coulson
Kelli Kelso
M. E. Ferrall, Jr.
George H. Brown
Richard E. Stout
Michael A. Treviho
Ethan Allen
Richard Winblad
Kevn Donelson
Jordan Volino

Jerry Kite
Daniel J. Gamino
R. Kevin Butler
Sadie J. Fisher
Thomas Riesen
Charles O. Schem
Greg McCracken
Larry G. Castle
Steve Moriarty
Kim Tran
C. Eric Shephard
A. Wayne Billings
John B. Heatly
William H. Whitehill
Michael Fagan
Christina Cupp
Blaine Nice
Warren Bickford
Paul W. Dudman
Greg Castro
Socorro Adams Dooley
Leann Farha

Terry W. Tippens
David Pomeroy
Teresa L. Green
Ryan Duffy
Joe Rockett
David Pardue
Dylan Erwin
Roland Tague
Tim Larason
Anne E. Zachritz
Casey Gray
Jesse Chapel
Ron Tracy
Win Holbrook
Mark B. Toffoli
Valerie Michelle Evans
Laura McConnell-Corbyn
Tsinena Thompson
Cathy Christensen
Cris Deason
Laura Watts
Ashley Shovanec

Robert N. Sheets
Gretchen Lathem
Lauren Voth
Michelle Campney
Catherine L. Campbell
Penny Standsberry
Juston R. Givens
John M. Bunting
Lyndon Whitmire
Jennifer Miller
Deena Baker
Nikki Edwards
George Corbyn
Donna Anderson
Rachel Schones
Curt Baner
Sherree Williams
Debra M. Tyler
Lisa McAlister
Abigail Duran
Teresa Elam
Peggy Smotherman
Robert Campbell
Monica Ybarra
Ross Plourde