Judge Gail Bardach, of Hamilton Superior Court 6, is seeking re-election in the May 8, 2018 Republican primary.
Bardach has served as Judge of Superior Court 6 for 11 years. Prior to 2007, she served as Judge of the Carmel City Court for almost 14 years.
In her current position, Bardach has presided over thousands of criminal, civil and traffic cases each year.
In 2010, Bardach developed the Hamilton County Drug Court. She continues to preside over that specialized docket of Superior Court 6, which seeks to reduce the recidivism of nonviolent, but seriously drug addicted, criminal offenders. As Drug Court Judge, Bardach leads a team of 16 professionals in the justice and treatment communities, to help recovering addicts remain drug free and otherwise out of the criminal justice system and to become productive and contributing members of our communities.
Judge Bardach has additionally chaired the statewide Indiana Judicial Conference Community Relations Committee and currently chairs the statewide Indiana Judicial Conference Court Alcohol and Drug Programs Committee.
She is also a member of the statewide Indiana Judicial Conference Problem-Solving Courts Committee, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, the Hamilton County Community Corrections Advisory Board, the Indiana Judges Association and the Hamilton County Bar Association.
“I am looking forward to continuing to serve the people of Hamilton County, as I have for the past 25 years. I’ve dedicated my career to serving our community and I’m excited for the opportunity to preside over Superior Court 6 for the next six years,” Bardach said.
Judge Bardach graduated, summa cum laude, from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law and earned her undergraduate degree at Indiana University.
Prior to becoming a judge, she served as Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana and as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Marion County.
Judge Bardach has been married to her husband Lee for 44 years, and they together have raised three grown children: Jeff, Carey and Evan, who are all pursuing and fulfilling their professional careers in journalism, education and the law.