To the Journal editor:
As a juvenile officer with the Marquette County Probate Court for 32 years, I have had the opportunity to work with many attorneys. One in particular was George Hyde.
As an attorney, George was expected to ensure that his clients received due process. More importantly, George worked hard to improve a child's future.
As the juvenile court referee for the past 11 years, George was assigned thousands of delinquent and child protective proceedings. George worked countless hours upholding the integrity of the bench.
I have known George to delay a court proceeding to thoroughly assess a child's understanding of a complicated process. George is also capable of making difficult and sometimes unpopular decisions. George is uniquely compassionate yet, thorough and firm, clearly a critical prerequisite for a judge. George's leadership from the bench is inspiration and serves as an example to others who have regular interaction in the process. George is willing to listen and respond after thoughtful consideration.
I respect George Hyde as a person and a professional and will support him in his campaign for Marquette County Probate Judge. George is prepared to be judge. His experience, knowledge and integrity make him my candidate for the next probate court judge for Marquette County.
Gary Dalton, retired juvenile officer