The Committee to Elect David Dunkirk as Juvenile Judge for Anderson County has named a treasurer, Stan Mitchell, the former editor and publisher of The Oak Ridge Observer.
Dunkirk, a long-time local attorney who is running as a Democrat, said he was proud to have Mitchell serve as his treasurer.
“I’ve known Stan long enough to know he is a man of tremendous integrity and honesty. I am honored he is willing to act as my treasurer,” Dunkirk said.
Mitchell released a statement explaining his decision to serve as Dunkirk’s treasurer.
“I’m sure this news will shock many of my Republican friends, but this isn’t about party for me,” he said. “Rather, it’s about a person and their capability. I have known Dave Dunkirk for nine years and during that time, we have grown quite close. Besides handling complicated legal matters for me, he’s also served as a groomsman in my wedding and proven to be a pretty decent tennis partner. When you see someone on nearly a weekly basis that long, you get to know them well. And I can say with absolute certainty that Dave Dunkirk is a man of the highest integrity, and that he possesses strong legal skills.”
Mitchell said he has personally referred friends to Dunkirk and heard back from them later of how well he handled everything from divorces to estate/probate problems.
“While I have not actually witnessed his work with children, it stands to reason that he wouldn’t have been working extensively with the Anderson County Juvenile Court the past three and a half years—including being appointed guardian ad litem for numerous children during that time—if he wasn’t doing first-rate work with that court,” Mitchell said. “So, when he asked if I would support him and serve as his treasurer, I did not hesitate.”
Besides naming Mitchell as treasurer, the Committee to Elect David Dunkirk also announced the rest of its committee members. They are Liz McGeachy, Tim Marema, Eddie Stair, Ray Garrett, JoAnn Garrett, Helen Jernigan, Carolyn Todd, Peter Todd, Thomas Dyke, and Nancy Starr.
Dunkirk, asked why he was running, said: “In short, working with the Juvenile Court is truly meaningful to me. It’s not easy work, but it’s important work, and it’s necessary work. I think I have the experience and demeanor to serve the people of Anderson County well in this position.”
For more information about this candidate, see http://daviddunkirkforjuvenilejudge.com/.