A Lifetime of Leadership:
I grew up in Bettendorf, Iowa, a hard working small town with a warm and close-knit community very much like San Carlos. I played a lot of sports growing up and my first job was as a summer field hand detasseling hybrid seed corn for $4.11 an hour. After attending public schools, I earned a full scholarship to West Point where I studied political science and civil engineering. After West Point I served in the U.S. Army leading Artillery units for four years rising to the rank of Captain. After the Army I earned a law degree at Stanford and have pursued a business career in Silicon Valley. I currently work as the COO of Denteractive, a heath tech company. I met my amazing wife Julia at Stanford and we have made a home in San Carlos because we love the community, the schools and all that Laurel Street offers. We have three great children, Jake, Jackie and Joya and also a great big basset hound named Juggernaut.
My Priorities and Approach:
We are certainly facing unprecedented challenges in this difficult year. My priorities for San Carlos and the region include economic development, public safety, housing, traffic, infrastructure, and childcare. The COVID-19 pandemic and the numerous fires now threatening our State and our County require that our leaders work collaboratively and decisively to protect our communities. I hope you’ll join me to ensure San Carlos remains the City of Good Living while we work together to address our challenges and keep this a community that we are all proud to call home.
"It's important that local elected leaders work together, facing issues head on, to protect our communities. I hope you’ll join me to ensure San Carlos remains the City of Good Living while we work together to address our challenges and keep this a community that we are all proud to call home. I hope to earn your vote on November 3rd."
- John Dugan, Candidate for San Carlos City Council