What People are Saying
"Justice for all, is a driving force for Chris Gaal. As a prosecutor he has worked day and night to prevent and heal injustices, to make our community better. As Judge, Chris would continue to seek and dispense justice for all. It's in his DNA."
"I support Chris Gaal for Judge because of his long history of public service as an active and engaged progressive community leader. He knows how to listen and work effectively with others to solve problems and make good things happen."
"I am proud to support Chris Gaal for Monroe County Judge. As Prosecutor, he incorporated new initiatives that made our community a better place, and he discharged his duties with fairness and a sense of justice. Chris has proven time and time again that he has the perfect combination of intellect, heart and common sense to serve us well in this new role."
"Having served with Chris Gaal on the Bloomington City Council, I know that he is fair, caring and makes sound judgments that fairly reflect the interests of the whole community. When new challenges arise in our county, I find that Chris is already working on the issues proactively. He now has the valuable experience of doing the difficult job of prosecutor day after day, and I urge you to support him for judge as I do."
"Chris Gaal and I met within his first three weeks as prosecutor to create programming for IU students to reduce drunk driving and sexual assaults. His commitment to Monroe County and his spirit of fairness under the law will be equally apparent as our judge."
"Chris Gaal's distinguished career in public service demonstrates the characteristics that will make him an outstanding judge. From his at-large position on the Bloomington Common Council to his leadership as Monroe County Prosecutor, Chris has served wisely and well as a dedicated professional. He respects the rule of law, does his homework, and he is fair and thoughtful in making big decisions."
"Invested in our community, leading in solutions for our justice system and passionate in his commitment to fairness, Chris Gaal will be a judge of whom we are all proud. He will listen respectfully, valuing each person appearing before him."
"We can trust Chris Gaal to listen, think, and do what he truly believes is the right thing. He has the most important thing a judge needs - good judgment."
"I greatly appreciate how Chris Gaal has proactively addressed the issues of sexual assault and domestic violence. I enthusiastically support his candidacy for judge so that he can continue to work hard on behalf of justice for our whole community."
"Chris has consistently demonstrated the leadership and vision that set him apart. He possesses the sound judgment and local knowledge of the community needed to be a very effective judge for Monroe County."
"When I walked door to door campaigning with Chris Gaal, I always saw that he was willing to talk with his constituents regarding their thoughts and concerns. He took time to listen and that is a valuable characteristic."
"Chris Gaal possesses the knowledge, judgment, and character that make him an outstanding candidate for Circuit Court Judge. His breadth of experience and integrity will guarantee the fair and equal administration of justice for the citizens of Monroe County."
Robert T. Miller
"Chris Gaal is visionary leader whose deep concern for the community has been demonstrated time and again through the multitude of resources and prevention programs he has been instrumental in bringing to Monroe County."
"Chris Gaal has practiced both criminal and civil law, as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney, and in many other areas as well. He has the broad legal knowledge, local community awareness and engagement, and diverse life experience necessary to make him a fair, impartial and good judge."
"Chris Gaal has been a progressive leader whose creative approach to justice has been recognized throughout the state. Monroe County needs Chris's continued skill, integrity, and dedication to public service."
"Chris Gaal is an outstanding public servant whose record as a member of the city council and as county prosecutor demonstrate his dedication to our community."
"Chris's breadth of experience in all three branches of government makes him uniquely qualified to serve in a leadership position in the judicial branch."
"Chris Gaal has demonstrated a consistent commitment to a fair judicial system that protects people's rights and promotes a safer community. His years of balanced experience as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney provide expertise that will help him be a fair and excellent judge. I am proud to support his continued leadership as a Monroe County Judge."
"I have admired Chris Gaal's approach to the criminal justice system. His goal has always been to see justice done, not just win cases for the prosecution. We can count on him as a judge to treat everyone with respect and fairness and to see that justice is done."
"Fairness, professionalism and community service have been the hallmarks of Chris's career. I can think of no one more suited to the bench."
"Serving with Chris Gaal on the City Council, I saw that he was always willing to listen to others and find the way through difficult issues. He will be a fair-minded judge dedicated to the well-being of the community."
"Chris Gaal has been a dedicated public servant for decades and has proven his skills and fitness for the challenging work of Judge. Chris's engagement, temperament, knowledge of the law, and extensive experience in public life - as a City Council member, a private attorney doing both civil practice and criminal defense, and as our county prosecutor - demonstrate that he will provide equal justice with wisdom and heart. I'm confident that the commitment to excellence Chris has shown in all aspects of his civic life will serve him and our community exceedingly well as a Circuit Court Judge in Monroe County. Please join me in support of Chris Gaal for Judge."
"Chris Gaal has demonstrated sound knowledge of the law, good judgment, and community leadership in his public and professional life. Those skills will make him a fair and effective judge."
"I have known Chris Gaal since he first ran for City Council in 1999. He has been a dedicated public servant with the compassionate and caring traits one would wish to see in a judge."
"I've known Chris Gaal since our time as undergraduate students here at I.U., and what strikes me is that Chris has always had a passion for and a commitment to justice. I had the privilege of working for and with him during his tenure as Monroe County Prosecutor, and I saw first hand his strong work ethic and his ability to bring people together to address challenging issues facing our community. Chris is creative, collaborative, dedicated to his profession, and most importantly, dedicated to our community. I trust that he will be a thorough, fair and attentive judge."
"Having known Chris Gaal since the mid-1990s as he first set out to practice law, I am happy to support his campaign for Monroe County Circuit judge. His devotion to the law is deep and his experience broad; he is fair and he LISTENS. Whether as a general practice lawyer or as prosecutor, he has always shown that he understands and respects the law and its mission and capacity to improve people's lives and the communities in which they live. As a judge, he will continue to make a significant contribution to the lives and well-being of all citizens of Monroe County."
"I've always found Chris Gaal to be a thoughtful person who cares deeply about every member of the community. Combine those qualities with his many years of experience, both in private practice and as the Monroe County Prosecutor, and my decision to support his run for judge was a very simple one."
"Chris Gaal will bring to the office of judge those same qualities which have defined his tenure as prosecutor and career in private legal practice: integrity, commitment to social justice, and concern for the well-being of all the members of our community".
"Chris Gaal is a well-respected community leader with the skills, temperament and experience we value in a judge. He has been an outstanding prosecutor for the people of Monroe County. I strongly support his bid to continue to serve our community as judge of the Monroe Circuit Court."
"As the Prosecutor Chris Gaal has reached out to the most vulnerable part of our school community by helping to decrease the high school drop-out rate. He practices what he preaches when he says the best long term investment in public safety is to support education, especially for at-risk youth. As Judge, he will continue supporting all segments of our community by listening, ensuring fairness, and looking out for the rights of all."
"Chris Gaal is an educated professional committed to serving the public. In our community, his leadership inspires a sense of peace and justice. He has earned our respect and our vote."