Chris Gaal announced that he will seek re-election as Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney. “It has been a genuine honor to serve as your elected prosecutor in Monroe County,” said Gaal. “I have worked hard to professionalize the prosecutor’s office, hold violent criminals accountable, and effectively pursue justice in a fair and even-handed manner.”
As prosecutor, Gaal has been actively engaged with both law enforcement and community organizations to develop important crime prevention and education initiatives and new resources that improve public safety. These include creating a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), promoting a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program, and opening Susie’s Place – a child advocacy center that serves our community. Gaal also initiated the award-winning Pharmaceutical Safe Disposal Program, promoted school dropout prevention initiatives, and developed the “Get a Ride!” drunk driving prevention campaign.
Gaal’s highest priorities have been to improve the community response to crimes of violence, including domestic violence, and to deter crimes against children and the elderly. He also served as Chair of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council (IPAC) Board of Directors while the state legislature comprehensively updated Indiana’s criminal law for the first time in over 30 years. Gaal received an award for outstanding leadership from IPAC for that role.
“Although I have been able to accomplish much as prosecutor, there is still more that remains to be done. Working closely with partners in the community, as well as state and local government, I continue to pursue new ideas to improve public safety. That is why I am running for re-election in 2014,” Gaal says in a video announcing his campaign at www.chrisgaal.org. “I ask for your support to allow me to continue serving as the elected prosecutor in our community.”
More information about Gaal’s campaign and accomplishments is available on the website. Richard McKaig will serve as Campaign Chair and Charlotte Zietlow Treasurer. Other members of Gaal’s Campaign Committee, and opportunities to support the campaign are also listed.
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Richard McKaig Campaign Chairman
Charlotte Zietlow Treasurer
Dr. Beth Florini
Tim & Sue Mayer
Mary Anne Pelic
Dr. Robert Stone
Pat Williams and Tom Coleman