Commissioner R. Jack Cagle has served as county commissioner for Harris County Precinct 4 since October 3, 2011. His appointment to this position was ratified by the voters with his most recent election to office on November 6, 2012.
He has spent more than 20 years working with and serving the citizens of Harris County Precinct 4 as an attorney, as an elected judge, and now serving as county commissioner. Until his appointment to Commissioners Court, Cagle served 11 years as judge of Harris County Civil Court-at Law No. 1. Harris County voters elected him to the bench countywide in 2000 and re-elected in 2002, 2006, and 2010.
As judge, Commissioner Cagle consistently earned high ratings from the Houston Bar Association and earned numerous awards from legal, business, political, and community groups. Twice recognized as “Judge of the Year” by law enforcement groups, Cagle was also recognized by the Mexican American Bar Association of Houston and served as an officer in the Association of Women Attorneys. He was elected by his peers to be Administrative Judge for the County Civil Courts and as President of the Texas Association of County Court at Law Judges.
Commissioner Cagle is a graduate of Rice University with triple majors in economics, history, and managerial studies, as well as a graduate of Baylor Law School. He has been married to Janet for 32 years and they have three children: Richard, Victoria, and Elizabeth.