Sid Harle

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Texas District 226

Present officeholder



St. Mary's University School of Law, 1980

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Sid Harle is a judge of the 226th District Court in Texas.[1] Harle was appointed to the court in August 1988 by former Governor William Clements.[2] He was re-elected in 2014 for a term that expires on December 31, 2018.[3]

Harle ran for Place 5 on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in 2016. Incumbent Judge Cheryl Johnson (R) decided not to seek re-election to that seat.[4] Harle was defeated in the primary election.


Harle has served as a district court judge in Texas for 27 years as of the 2016 elections. Prior to his elevation to the bench, Harle was a municipal prosecutor for Hill Country Village, Texas, maintained a private law practice and was a prosecutor for the Bexar County District Attorney's Office. He also served on the National Forensic Science Commission for two years.[2][5]


Harle received his J.D. from St. Mary's University School of Law in 1980.[2]

Awards and associations

Harle is a member of the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct, a post he was appointed to by the Texas Supreme Court.[6]



See also: Texas judicial elections, 2016

Harle ran for a seat on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals during the 2016 election cycle. He faced three fellow Republican candidates in a primary election and was defeated.[4]

March 1 primary
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5, Republican Primary, 2016
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.png Scott Walker 41.48% 833,757
     Republican Green check mark transparent.png Brent Webster 20.45% 411,119
     Republican Steve Smith 19.60% 393,992
     Republican Sid Harle 18.47% 371,303
Total Votes (100% Reporting) 2,010,171
Source: Texas Secretary of State Official Results


See also: Texas judicial elections, 2014 Harle ran for re-election to the 226th District Court.
Primary: He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 4, 2014.
General: He won without opposition in the general election on November 4, 2014. [3][7][8]


See also: Texas district court judicial elections, 2010

Harle was re-elected after running unopposed. 

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