Jon is a lifelong resident of Orange County. Born at Chapman Hospital and raised in the City of Orange, he now resides in East Orange. Most of the Dumitru family live in Orange, and those not residing in the United States live in the Southern European countries of Romania, Hungary, and Yugoslavia.
He has been very involved in the community since he was a boy. Jon was in Boy Scout Troop 1475, and received the Eagle Scout Award in 1986, the highest award for youth offered by the Boy Scouts of America. As an adult, Jon has been involved in many organizations including:
- Elks Lodge #1475
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- American Cancer Society
- Orange County Firefighters Benevolent Association
- California State Firefighters Association
- National Marrow Donor Program
- Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts of America
- Orange Dog Park Association
Jon has lived his life giving back to the community, and has been a strong advocate for non-profit groups and their volunteers. He says, "My family, church, teachers, and friends over the years have helped me develop into the man I am today. I owe each of them a great debt, and will always work to give back to those who have given so much of themselves to help me succeed."
He is a strong supporter of Orange's public safety program, as evidenced by his 20 year career in the fire service. He works a 24-hour shift for the Orange County Fire Authority in the Emergency Command Center. He is responsible for receiving emergency calls for fire and medical assistance via 9-1-1 and then relays medical instructions as appropiate. Jon's duties also include coordination firefighting and medical resources throughout Orange County and the State of California. Also, since the begining of 2012 Jon has begun a small business inspired by the A&E TV Show "Storage Wars" and SPIKE TV Show "Auction Hunters" trying to find hidden and forgotten treasures. Jon is also an Advisor in Explorer Post 540. This organization trains youth and adults in CPR, first aid, and earthquake preparedness.
Jon has been recognized several times for fighting for rights of Orange residents for smaller government, property rights and fiscal responsibility, to delivering a baby on Mother's Day, to saving a young girl with a gunshot wound, and chasing a carjacker down and holding him for the local police. Jon received the 2008 Southern California 911 For Kids Local Hero award and was named the Orange County "Local Official of the Year" (2007).