Mike Dugan is running for the open Senate seat in Georgia District 30. He is a 20-year Army veteran and local building contractor who will bring to the job his strong interest in Job Creation, Education, and Government and Ethics reform.
“I first thought about running for office while I was still serving in the military,” says Mike. “I’ve spoken with many people who have lost faith in our political system’s ability to get important things done. Our elected officials have become more politicians and less public servants and they’ve lost focus on why we had selected them to represent us.”
Mike has been married to his wife Missy for 25 years. She is currently the president and chief executive officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, overseeing 24 Clubs in 10 counties. They have two children. Daughter Meghan is a junior at Auburn University majoring in political science and working toward law school. Son Beau is a sophomore at the University of West Georgia majoring in business and playing football (red shirted).
49-year-old Mike is the son of two educators. His father was a long-time teacher and athletic director at the University of West Georgia and his mother was an elementary school teacher in the Carrollton City School System.
Mike enlisted in the U.S. Army after graduating from college the first time. He was later commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry. He became an Army Ranger and a Master Paratrooper and is proud to have spent more than 20 years in the Army before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2008. During his career, he deployed to more than 32 countries, including combat deployments in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mike attended Bowdon High School, where he played football and ran track. He graduated from the University of West Georgia (UWG) with a Bachelors Degree in History. He also earned a Masters Degree in Organizational Development from UWG.
What People Say About Mike
“I would like to recommend / endorse Mike Dugan. Mike and I have known each other for over thirty years. Since first meeting Mike back in High School and playing football together, Mike has always shown great character. Mike has a great work ethic, great leadership skills and truly cares about the people of this state and this country!”
~ Dennis Robinson, Producer, IOA / Insurance Office of America
“I’ve known Mike Dugan for over 30 years and have seen his commitment and achievements in leadership over the long haul. Mike has the experience and integrity needed to tackle tough issues and develop sustainable solutions for our district, state, and nation when called upon. As a one-time potential District 30 Georgia State Senate candidate myself, with a candidate so well qualified as Mike in the race, I’m compelled to vigorously support his candidacy and work on his behalf. Join me in supporting the best man for the job, Mike Dugan.”
~ Zach Steed, Director – Business Development, Systems & Methods
“I know Mike through business and communities efforts. He has always postured himself in a professional manner. Most of all he is a great guy that is concerned about his community.”
~ Brian Mcleod, Owner, Archstone, Inc.
“Mike is a superb leader devoted to providing the highest level of ethical public service. As an Army officer, Mike was a transformational leader who inspired all who served with him through exceptional personal performance, keen intellect, as well as the ability to empathize with people from diverse backgrounds. Mike can be relied upon to provide outstanding leadership in the most demanding situations.”
~ Wes Odum, Strategic Planner, US Central Command (CENTCOM)