District 30 covers areas of Carroll, Douglas and Paulding counties, including the cities of Carrollton, Temple, Villa Rica, Douglasville, Dallas and Hiram.
Dugan is Director of Support Services for RA-LIN and Associates, a general contractor based in Carrollton. RA-LIN is one of the most respected providers of construction services in the Southeast.
“My areas of focus are job creation, education and health care,” says Dugan. “I believe in a clear and defined break in responsibilities between the Federal and State Governments.”
Dugan adds: “I first thought about running for office while I was still serving in the military. 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.”
About Michael Dugan
49-year-old Dugan 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.
Dugan 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).
Dugan 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.
Dugan 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.