Thursday, May 11, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY — Governor Mary Fallin today announced she is appointing Howard Roy Haralson as a district judge to fill the Office 3 district judge vacancy in Oklahoma County. He will replace Donald Deason, who died last year.
Haralson's appointment is effective immediately.
Harralson, of Oklahoma City, has been an Oklahoma County special judge since 2010. Before that, he worked 23 years as an attorney representing clients in civil and criminal matters.
“Howard Haralson is a conscientious and dedicated public servant,” said Fallin. “He treats the people who have appeared in his courtroom with respect and works hard to make timely and correct decisions.”
Haralson earned an associate’s degree from Utah Technical College, a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Brigham Young University and a juris doctorate from Oklahoma City University.
“I appreciate Governor Fallin giving me the opportunity to serve as a district judge in Oklahoma County,” Haralson said. “I pledge to be a judge who is without bias, and is knowledgeable of the law and fair in its application.”
Haralson and his wife, Cheri, have three children, Curt, Jessika and David.