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BIO

Get to Know Tim Harris

A Servant’s Heart
Tim grew up with a servant’s heart and a dream to one day become a lawyer, just like the good guys he saw on TV. After two years of college, Tim found good-paying work as a cement mason. One day, two older men working alongside Tim challenged him to go back to college and pursue his childhood dream of becoming a lawyer who helped others.
Turning a Dream in to Reality
Leaving a steady paycheck, Tim put himself through college and went on to graduate from law school at Oral Roberts University. After finally turning his dream of becoming a lawyer into a reality, Tim knew that his vocation as a lawyer would be a calling of service.
An Advocate for Children
Tim started in the Tulsa DA’s office right out of law school, eventually working his way up to First Assistant. He served on the first specialized prosecution team fighting child abuse and eventually became the first Director of the Crimes Against Children Division.
Tulsa County’s Top Law Enforcement Officer
Tim was elected DA in 1998, and was the longest serving District Attorney in Tulsa County history. After 16 years of advocating for our communities, he decided to pursue projects such as teaching law, protecting vulnerable people from exploitation, and helping at-risk youth become productive citizens, not just crime statistics.
A Husband, Father and Sunday School Teacher
While in law school, Tim met Tiari, a medical student. They’ve been married 32 years and have been blessed by God with two wonderful children. Tim also teaches adult Sunday school and serves the children of his church as storyteller “Servant Timothy.”
Serving Our Communities
Since leaving the DA’s office, Tim has continued to give back to the entire region by serving on the board of directors of the Tulsa Boys’ Home, Oklahoma Methodist Manor, and The Demand Project, which advocates stopping the exploitation and trafficking of vulnerable young girls and women. He helped establish and chairs the nonprofit Tulsa County Sheriff’s Foundation, Inc., to partner with the private sector to raise money to purchase body cameras for officers and for community policing initiatives. Tim also teaches Constitutional Law at ORU and MBA/graduate studies at Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
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