Robert Krieg

             Robert Krieg was elected Prosecuting Attorney of Gibson County in 2002 and is now serving his second four-year term.  As prosecutor, Krieg has focused on combating the terrible methamphetamine epidemic that plagued the county.  Krieg requires jail time for any meth conviction, even for first time offenders, because he believes that users and dealers must understand that there are consequences to their actions.  However, he also wants to help those who are willing to help themselves kick this deadly habit, so he requests drug & alcohol counseling as a part of any drug-related plea agreement.

             As part of his efforts to fight meth, the prosecutor published a 30+ page Meth Prevention Handbook in 2006.  This booklet was distributed to each of the county’s 16,000 homes and businesses.  Because Krieg was able to obtain private funding, his efforts did not cost one dime of taxpayer money.

             Krieg is a member of the Indiana and Gibson County Bar Associations.  In 2008, Krieg was appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels to serve on the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute Board of Directors and also serves as a member of the Gibson County Community Corrections Advisory Board.

             Krieg was a member of the Indiana Army National Guard for nearly 10 years, serving as a Judge Advocate (attorney) for the 38th Infantry Division.  He held the rank of Major before recently receiving an honorable discharge from the military.  In September, 2005, Krieg was mobilized for duty to assist in the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, spending much of his time in the hard-hit Gulfport, MS area.

             Krieg also has served as an adjunct instructor for Oakland City University for over 10 years.  He has taught numerous courses in the Associate, Bachelor, and Masters Degree programs, including Business Law, Criminal Law, Law & Ethics, Speech, and History.

             Krieg is actively involved in his community in many ways.  He served for many years on the advisory board of the Salvation Army of Gibson and Pike Counties and is past president of Princeton Rotary.  Krieg also is a member of the Princeton Elks and an associate member of the Gibson County Fraternal Order of Police.

             In addition, Krieg is a 10 year member of the Princeton Little League Board of Directors and is a past board member of the Gibson County Youth Football League.  The father of two boys, Krieg has coached over 50 youth league and travel teams to date in baseball, football, basketball and soccer.  In 2009, Krieg served as an assistant coach for the Princeton Community Middle School 7th & 8th grade football teams and in 2011 he served as the manager of the Princeton Little League 11 year old all-star team.

             Krieg attended Francisco Elementary School through 8th grade and is a 1988 graduate of Princeton Community High School.  He graduated in 1992 from Indiana University with a double major in Criminal Justice and Political Science.  Krieg received his law degree from the Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington in 1996.

             Krieg and his wife Reina have been married for 18 years and live in Princeton with their two children, Tucker (age 15), a ninth grade student at Gibson Southern High School, and Jackson (age 11), a fifth grader at Brumfield Elementary School.  They attend Bethel Memorial Church in Princeton.