Harold Haralson is the new County Commissioner for District 3 – he took office on January 2, 2015. Stretching from Oklahoma County in the north, through south Oklahoma City and Moore, Norman, Noble, Lexington, this County Commission District covers diverse areas and different people, but Haralson believes we have a shared need for quality infrastructure.
He is committed to keeping county government focused on needs. Some of these include:
- Working with Governor Fallin, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and legislature to rebuild the Lexington bridge and provide a permanent solution. This is absolutely necessary for economic growth in the southern part of the county.
- Working with the City of Oklahoma City through inter-local agreements to assist in infrastructure improvements.
- Instituting a long-term preventative maintenance plan and GIS system for Cleveland County roads and bridges while improving our existing roadways.
- Developing and implementing an accounting system for Cleveland County District 3.
While others want to expand big government, Harold Haralson knows focusing on the basic responsibilities of local government – and doing those efficiently and effectively – will allow Cleveland County to grow and prosper.
He was appointed as chair of the Justice Authority, providing oversight for the new Cleveland County Jail.
Harold is planning ahead to make a prosperous community that will benefit our children and grandchildren. He has dedicated himself to the service of others throughout his lifetime: from serving as an Eagle Scout to active duty in the Navy. His tradition of service carries through to today, from his mentoring young people studying to be Physician Assistants, to volunteering his time as team doctor for the Noble High School Varsity football team, and volunteering in and supporting community service organizations.
He has also served our country and community in other ways. For over a decade, Harold worked in the Norman Regional Hospital Emergency Room, saving lives and ensuring the health of our community. Haralson’s dedication to serve also brought him to two terms on the Norman City Council and then as Mayor of Norman.
Harold resides in Norman with wife Sue, and his two sons, Mathew and Nathaniel, and his step-daughter Courtney.