Charles Johnson

Republican Charles Johnson ’09 defeated fellow Wabash alumnus Democrat Noah Gambill ’04 for the judgeship in Vigo County Superior Court Division 1.

When all votes were tallied, Johnson had logged 13,815 (51.75%) to Gambill’s 12,880 (48.25%), according to a Tribune-Star report.

After the election, both candidates thanked the other for having run a civil campaign.

“I would like to also thank ‘Noah for Judge’ (Gambill). He ran a great campaign and I appreciate that we were able to compete civilly,” Johnson wrote on his Facebook page.

“It was a good, clean campaign. Our race was always respectful and kind on the campaign trail,” Gambill wrote about Johnson. “He is a gentleman and will serve the county well on the bench.”

Johnson has practiced law in both the criminal and civil fields and has worked in private practice, as an attorney for the state and as a deputy Vigo County prosecutor.

He attended Wabash College and received his law degree from Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. While at Wabash, Johnson majored in history and was an independent.