Veteran Army Ranger. Proven Conservative.

Meet Mike Dugan.

Carrollton Roots

Growing up in Carroll County, Mike Dugan graduated from Bowdon High School in 1981, where he played football and ran track.

After earning his Bachelors in History from West Georgia, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He returned to West Georgia to earn his Master’s Degree in Organizational Development.

Army Ranger

Dugan was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry, ultimately becoming an Army Ranger and Master Paratrooper.

During his more than 20 year career in the Army, he was deployed to more than 32 countries, including Israel and hostile fire deployments in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2008.

Coming Home

Following his military career, Dugan and his family moved back to Carrollton. He joined RA-LIN and Associates as a respected project manager and executive in commercial construction. He worked on numerous projects, including construction of the West Georgia stadium.

Conservative Senator

Feeling a call back to public service, Dugan ran for State Senate and was elected in early 2013. His representation of Georgia's 30th District included portions of Carroll, Douglas, Haralson, and Paulding counties. He served as Governor Deal’s Floor Leader before his Senate peers elected him Majority Leader in 2018.

In addition, Dugan served as Chairman of the Economic Development Committee and the Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee, as well as Vice Chair of Economic Development and Tourism, Ex-Officio of Public Safety, and Member of the Rules and Appropriations Committees.

Republican for Congress

Mike met his wife Missy during undergrad at UWG. They were married in 1987 and have two grown children, Meghan and Beau.

Mike and Missy remain active in the community, and Missy works in leadership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

In 2024, Mike announced his campaign for Georgia’s 3rd Congressional District, promising to take his results-first approach to Congress to put the district, and country, first.

Mike’s Accomplishments

In the Army, as a business leader, and as a conservative State Senator, Mike Dugan's focus has always been on one thing: Delivering positive results.


  • Army Ranger and Master Paratrooper.
  • Deployed to more than 32 countries, including Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Iraq.
  • Completed multiple deployments to Israel.
  • Served as an instructor at Fort Benning for the Infantry Officer Career Course.
  • Executive Officer for the swamp phase of Ranger School.
  • Mentored and prepared units for deployment under Project Warrior.
  • Company Commander in the Rapid Deployment Force for Europe.


  • As Project Manager for RaLin Construction, was involved in the building of the University of West Georgia’s football stadium.
  • Led large-scale commercial commercial projects and special project construction deals.
  • Provided executive leadership for strategic planning, cross-functional collaboration and process optimization.


  • Wrote the 2021 Election Integrity Act, which made it easier to vote and harder for bad actors to cheat in Georgia.
  • Wrote the bill to get divisive concepts and political ideology out of classrooms.
  • Helped get the Heartbeat Bill, and Constitutional Carry, across the finish line to protect life and our Constitutional rights.
  • Championed the policies that have made Georgia the best state to live, work, and raise a family, including four income tax cuts in ten years.

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