Over the course of this campaign, Mike has had the opportunity to share his story and reasons for running for Circuit Court Judge with numerous members of our community. Below are just a few of their thoughts about Mike:
Lt. Col. Ray Adkins
"I'm excited that Mike Dumitru is a candidate for Hamilton County Circuit Court, Division II. There are certain qualities that every public servant should possess: integrity, intelligence, commitment, a willingness to listen, and the strength of character to make the correct, but sometimes difficult, decisions. As a veteran, community volunteer, and retired businessman, I easily recognize those qualities in Mike and I am honored to support his candidacy. Mike and his family represent the best of Hamilton County and he will serve our citizens with distinction."
Hamilton County Circuit Court Judge (Retired)
“Having previously served as a Circuit Court Judge for several years, I know full well the commitment, character, and experience needed to serve in that position. During his legal career, Mike has shown me time and time again that he has the heart of a servant, the mind of a legal scholar, and the right temperament in the courtroom. There is no doubt in my mind that he is the right candidate for the job, and he has my full support and endorsement for who should carry on the legacy Judge Hollingsworth will leave behind in Division II.”
Linda Moss Mines
Retired Educator and Community Volunteer
“Mike’s academic and professional background demonstrate that he has the legal knowledge and discernment to serve as Circuit Court Judge. However, it’s his demonstrable core values of integrity, compassion, diligence, and selfless service that send the message that Mike Dumitru will work to assist every citizen that appears in his courtroom. The law is more than just words in statutes or documents; it requires the meaningful application of that text to the individual circumstances unique to every case. Mike respects the law and the residents of this community and he has the expertise to make a difference.”
Retired, Director, Leadership Chattanooga
"I have known Mike Dumitru for approximately ten years, including his time as a member of the Leadership Chattanooga Class. As the former director of the Leadership Chattanooga program, I helped train and mold people into many leadership positions. Mike is no exception. He is a loving husband and proud father of two children, and his devotion to his family is an example of how committed he is to shaping the next generation of community leaders. He is a proven and experienced professional, and his career working as a litigator has prepared him to serve the citizens of Hamilton County as a Circuit Court Judge. I fully support Mike in his campaign to be the newest member of our local judiciary because I know he will do the best job for Hamilton County."
Member, Miller & Martin
"Mike Dumitru is a skilled litigator with a wealth of experience in state court. He is smart and fair, and he is respectful to the court, the parties, and other attorneys. He follows the rules and expects others to do the same. He understands the need to litigate efficiently and conserve the resources of his client and the court. These attributes will make Mike an outstanding Circuit Court judge in Division II."
Partner, Chartwell Law
“Mike Dumitru is not only highly qualified to serve the citizens of Hamilton County on the Circuit Court, but he is the best candidate for the job. Having had the chance to sit down with Mike to discuss his judicial philosophy and desire to work with the practitioners in the Circuit Court, I find Mike to be an intelligent, conscientious attorney who will analyze and decide cases in good faith, applying his broad range of experience in litigation to the cases before his Court.”
Former President of Rotary International
"I am truly excited to see and be a part of such a groundswell of support for Mike Dumitru as our legal and business communities work together to elect him as the next Division II Circuit Court Judge. The fundraising success we have had, together with our growing volunteer engagement and overall enthusiasm, show that Mike's personal story, conservative values, and judicial philosophy have resonated with people throughout Hamilton County. I am proud to know Mike, and fully support his candidacy."
Managing Partner, HHM
“There is no doubt in my mind that Mike Dumitru has the commitment, character, and experience needed to benefit and serve our community as Circuit Court Judge. In addition to his heart for public service and love of his community, Mike has the precise temperament needed to ensure that every person and case that comes before him will receive the attention they deserve.”
Current Hamilton County Assessor of Property
“Mike has the right experience and values to make a difference in our Circuit Courts. He has a strong knowledge of many the issues facing our citizens both inside and outside the business community, which I believe makes him the perfect choice to be our next Division II Circuit Court Judge in Hamilton County. I trust that Mike will follow the rule of law when making legal decisions, and you can too.”
Current State Representative, District 30
“The caliber of our judges has a direct bearing on the quality of our courts, which is why it truly matters who serves in our judiciary. Mike has a deep respect for the law, and his background and experiences have given him a strong understanding of the crucial role it plays in our society. I know Mike will treat everyone with the utmost dignity and respect, ensure the law is applied equally to all, and protect the integrity of our laws by not legislating from the bench. I invite everyone to join me in voting for Mike Dumitru to be our next Division II Circuit Court Judge in Hamilton County.”
Current Hamilton County Criminal Court Clerk
“Mike Dumitru exemplifies what our jurists need to serve Hamilton County residents well in this position. Mike is highly qualified, has the legal knowledge to make difficult decisions based on the rule of law, and most important, will bring the values and judicial temperament that we all need and expect in our courts. This is why I am supporting Mike Dumitru in this race and encourage everyone to vote for him in the primary election this May.”
Local Entrepreneur and Developer
"I know Mike, and I know his family. Mike has the values and character we all want to see in a judge. He is smart, willing to listen carefully to both sides of a dispute, and fair based on the rule of law. Mike understands the law and its importance to our community. Mike embodies all of these qualities and more, which is why I wholeheartedly endorse his candidacy for Circuit Court Judge, Division II. He'll make a difference in the courtroom, and Hamilton County citizens will be proud that they elected him."
Current Hamilton County Commissioner, District 2
"You often hear people say that all government is local, and while it's cliché, it is very true. Who serves in local government matters because the decisions they make have a direct impact on our families, our jobs, and our community. Your vote is important, and I urge you to vote for Mike Dumitru for Circuit Court Judge, Division II. Mike's educational background, his values, and his years of courtroom experience, along with his active, engaged citizenship, make him the right person to serve as our next Hamilton County Circuit Court Judge. He has my full support and confidence, but more importantly, he has my vote."
Local Business Owner and Former City Councilman
"I've always been involved in this community and I've met a lot of people during those years as a businessman and volunteer. You learn to read people and their motivation. Mike Dumitru cares about Hamilton County and he's committed to our citizens and the judicial process. Mike has proven that he has the knowledge and temperament to be a great judge. His strong work ethic, understanding of the importance of responsive local government, and willingness to listen to community concerns makes him the best candidate in this race. If you don't know Mike, you need to meet him. You'll see what I mean; he's the real thing and Hamilton County needs him."