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Campaign Committee

Betsy Greene, Campaign Chair
Beth Hamlin, Treasurer

Tomi Allison
Mavis Anderson
Jamie Andree
Amanda Barge
Barry Brown
Robert Deppert
Rick Dietz
Dr. Beth Florini
Pete Giordano
Geoff Grodner
Linda Grove-Paul
Lee Jones
Jim Kennedy
Iris Kiesling
Mark Kruzan
Cheryl Munson
Tim & Sue Mayer
Carol McCord
Richard McKaig
Geoff McKim
Lorraine Merriman Farrell
Robert & Nancy Miller
Regina Moore
William Morris & Sarah Phillips
Dr. Richard Malone
Darryl Neher
Elizabeth Mann
Susan Nelson
Cheryl Munson
Dee Owens
Doris Parlette
Matt Pierce
Dave Rollo
Andy Ruff
Susan Sandberg
Fred & Jennifer Schultz
Vi Simpson
Jim Sims
Earl Singleton
Eric Spoonmore
Janet Stavropoulos
Dr. Rob Stone
Pat Stoffers
Mark Stoops
Chris Sturbaum
Julie Thomas
Gracia Valliant
Marcia Veldman
Betsy Walsh
Sue Wanzer
Lara Weaver
John Whikehart
Shelli Yoder
Charlotte Zietlow


Awards:

  • 2016 Haines Turner Award for contributions to justice that heal and restore the Monroe County Community, Community Justice & Mediation Center (CJAM)
  • 2014 Sharon Brehm Alcohol Awareness Award, Indiana University
  • 2013 Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) Local Government Cooperation Award for Pharmaceutical Safe Disposal Program
  • 2012-2013 Award for Outstanding Leadership as Chairman - Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council Board of Directors
  • 2010 Outstanding Legal Professional - Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault (INCASA)
  • 2009 Visionary Leader Award - Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce
  • 2008 Outstanding Service Award - Campus-Community Commission on Alcohol
  • 2003 Award for Distinguished Leadership by an Elected Official, Indiana Planning

    Trainings:

    National College of District Attorneys:
    National Advocacy Center, Trial Advocacy Training

    National District Attorneys Association:
    Executive Program Course
    Career Prosecutor Course
    Evidence for Prosecutors
    Homicide
    Successful Trial Strategies
    The Digital Prosecutor
    Prosecuting Sexual Assault & Related Crimes

    Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council:
    Lethal Weapon: OWI Homicide
    Toxicology for Prosecutors
    Prosecuting the Drugged Driver
    Standardized Field Sobriety Testing for Prosecutors

    Indiana Trial Advocacy College, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1999.

    Experience:

    Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council (IPAC)

    • Board Chair 2012-2013
    • Board Member 2010-present
    • Elder, Delinquency, Domestic Violence, and Sex Crimes Committee
    • Adult Protective Services (APS) Committee, Chair
    Miller & Gaal, Attorneys at Law, 1998-2006.
    Kelley School of Business, Instructor in Business Law, 2004.
    Bloomington Plan Commission, 2001, 2005, 2006.
  • Bloomington City Council
    • At Large Representative 2002-2006
    • District VI Representative 2000-2003
    • President 2002-2003
    • Vice President 2001

    Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools, Board Member
    Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce Franklin Initiative, Advisory Board Member
    Monroe County Community Corrections Advisory Board
    Monroe County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
    Regional Service Council, Department of Child Services
    WFHB Bloomington Community Radio, Board of Directors 2001-2003.
    Monroe County Solid Waste District, Board of Directors 2000.
    Bloomington Environmental Resources Advisory Committee 2000-2006
    Jack Hopkins Social Services Funding Committee, 2002-2006
    Bloomington Economic Development Corporation, 2002-2003

    Education:

    Graduate of Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington
    Bachelor of the Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington

    Primary Election: Tuesday, May 8, 2018    -     General Election: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

    Chris Gaal for Judge

    Paid for by the Chris Gaal for Judge Committee
    P.O. Box 1355
    Bloomington, IN 47402
    Beth Hamlin, Treasurer
    Betsy Greene, Campaign Chair
    chrisgaal@att.net
    (812) 606-8600