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 supporting our local small businesses, housing balance, public safety, traffic 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