Candidate Profile
Sid Harle

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Sid Harle
Party
Republican
Race
Judge, Court of Crim. Appeals, Place 5
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

5
Bexar County Sheriff Dept., San Antonio Police Officers Association, Red McCombs, San Antonio Tea Party, Endorsements pending- see ElectSidHarle website

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
John Cornyn, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Republican Women's Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
League of Women Voters
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
International Association of Firefighters, Roland Gutierrez, Royce West, Trey Martinez Fischer

Summary

56%

LIBERAL

44%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Strongly Agree

Which current justice on the U.S. Supreme Court best reflects your judicial philosophy?

Thomas

Which of the following U.S. presidents best reflects your political philosophy?

Reagan

The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Agree

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

George Washington's comment that “Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society” is still true today.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, Constitution, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

America's Founders carefully defined, separated and limited powers in the Constitution to avoid encroachments of individual liberties by government. The separation of powers and the checks and balances by coequal branches of government protects the individual liberties and promotes accountability to America's citizens.

What is the proper use of legislative history in interpreting statutory law?

The proper use of legislative history in interpreting statutory law begins with the understanding that any statute must be determined to be constitutional fist and foremost. Legislative history and intent is a factor but strict construction of the Constitution is the overriding test.

What specific text in the Declaration of Independence provides the critical basis for individual rights and the form of government guaranteed in the United States Constitution?

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them

In which partisan primary election did you most recently vote (e.g. Democratic, Republican, etc.)?

Republican

The U.S. Constitution and my state constitution should be interpreted as living documents, rather than use a strict constructionist or originalist philosophy.

Strongly Agree

In light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges allowing members of the same sex to marry, which justice’s opinion in that case most closely approximates your understanding of marriage?

Scalia & Thomas opinions

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in God, our Heavenly Father and in his Son, Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. The Bible informs and guides by daily beliefs and actions. The Ten Commandments are the basis of most of the criminal laws which I preside over daily. I also believe that the Constitution a divinely inspired document.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Very Conservative

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

I was the first judge in the State of Texas to declare the unborn fetus a human being for purposes of a death penalty conviction for murdering a pregnant mother. The State of Texas vs. Adrian Estrada

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.

sidharle@gmail.com; 2102690197

Additional comment from candidate:

I am a strong Conservative State District Court Judge with a 27 year, proven track record of serving and protecting my community. I have sentenced thousands of criminals, presided over death penalty cases, strictly construed the Constitution, upheld the Bill of Rights, and protected individual liberties. All of my decisions are faith- based and reflect strong family values.


Background

Education
  • Austin College, Sherman, 1974
  • University of Texas at Austin, Austin, BA w/honors, 1978
Work & Military
  • Greyhound Moving & Storage, Commercial Truck Driver, 1972-1978
Affiliations
  • Grace Lutheran Church, member
  • Leon Springs Presb. Church, member
  • Son of the Texas Republic, member
  • Republican Party of Bexar County, member
  • Republican Party of Texas, member
  • Police Athletic League, founding board member
  • YMCA, board member
  • Judicial Conduct Commission, chair
Offices
  • Judge, 226th District Court, Held 27
  • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Place 5, Sought Filed 2015
 

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