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Re-Elect Dr. Headding for Mayor

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Much has been achieved to advance the vitality of our community in my first two terms in office (one as council and one as mayor). Select Here to learn more.

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My passion is to see Morro Bay become an economically viable, affordable, and safe place for all of our residents to grow and thrive. Together, we can make this a reality.

Together, We Can Make This a Reality

Dr. John Headding
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Dear Community Friends,

It has been my privilege to serve as your Mayor during this current term and as your Councilmember for the 4 years preceding my being elected Mayor.

I write to you during one of the most challenging times for our City, as we continue to battle the devastating public health, social, and economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. I have made the decision to seek a second term as your Mayor. As a result, I am writing to seek your support in my quest to continue to serve the City of Morro Bay.

We must continue to preserve the unique small Harbor town nature of Morro Bay, while concurrently embracing change to improve our economic and financial position. Under my leadership the City has established new policies that have resulted in significant increases in our financial reserves that has allowed us to continue to provide core public safety services despite the devastating loss of revenues due to Covid-19. We have started construction of our new water reclamation facility, which will provide us with a new source of clean, reclaimed water for generations to come. Strong advocacy efforts by myself in Washington D.C. And Sacramento have allowed the City to obtain federal and state loan guarantees for the project at unexpectedly low interest rates resulting in debt savings to the City in excess of over 30 million dollars! We have also reduced our CalPERS pension liability through prepayments of several of our fund debts.

I will continue to advocate for sound fiscal policies, diversification of our economic revenue base, transparency in government, protection of our bay and Harbor, and expansion of our tourism (post Covid-19) and fishing industries.  I promise to continue to work hard to eliminate wasteful spending, further reduce our pension liabilities, support local businesses with business-friendly policy development, and complete our new water treatment facility. Finally, I will continue to support local police and fire services to protect our public safety.

My education includes a Doctor of Pharmacy, master’s in healthcare administration, and Bachelor of Pharmacy degree. My career has been in hospital pharmacy management, former hospital CEO/COO, and small business owner. (Former owner of Morro Bay Drug and Cambria Drug stores)

Being a senior citizen myself, it’s my passion to continue to provide our seniors with a significant selection of recreational opportunities through our Community center, new community swimming pool, while also expanding opportunities to experience spiritual, emotional, and physical health improve.

 

Thank You,

Dr. John Headding

I would appreciate your vote for Mayor, On or Before November 3, 2020.

  • Dr. John Headding is the Mayor Morro Bay needs. He is action oriented, fiscally responsible, and has vision for our future. John Headding raises the bar for local leadership. I wholeheartedly support John Headding for Mayor in 2020!


    Dawn Addis, Morro Bay Mayor Pro Tem

  • I’ve had the great pleasure of knowing Dr. John Headding for nearly ten years. I am confident the decisions he makes are solely for the good of the people. I look forward to seeing what our council will do next under his strong leadership and the progression of our city that will follow. Dr. John Headding has my support for re-election for Mayor of Morro Bay.


    Jen Ford

  • We have been lucky to have a calm and civil leader as Mayor these past two years. Under John Headding the City is finally going in the right direction, with the WRF well under way and award-winning fiscal management. There's more to do, so let's stay the course with John and get it done right.


    Glenn Silloway

  • John Headding's leadership in Morro Bay, both as Mayor and as a City Councilmember, has been focused on ensuring our future as an independent, vibrant, and sustainable city. John's business background, including owning his own business, will help him create a robust post Covid-19 economic recovery needed for our businesses while his health care experience, as a pharmacist, helped Morro Bay develop programs to keep residents safe from the virus. In challenging times like these, John is a visionary leader with a proven track record and boundless energy to keep moving Morro Bay forward. Let's re-elect Mayor Headding!


    Christine Johnson

  • It has been an honor serving with Mayor Headding. He understands the issues facing the City. He does his research, is thoughtful and reasoned, and listens. The City needs his continued leadership.


    Marlys McPherson, Morro Bay City Councilmember

  • Mayor Headding has consistently fostered civil and productive dialog. His reelection will ensure our community is able to continue progress on historic challenges such as the WRF, economic recovery, and balancing growth with preserving the character of Morro Bay. Mayor Headding has provided strong leadership to deliver balanced City budget's and ensuring we are providing the best services possible while appropriately planning for the future. I enthusiastically support reelecting John Headding for Mayor of Morro Bay!


    Noah Smukler

In The News

KSBY: Meet the candidates in the Morro Bay mayoral race

KSBY: Meet the candidates in the Morro Bay mayoral race

"Two men, John Headding and John Weiss, are vying for the position of Morro Bay mayor. Incumbent John Headding is hoping his financial background, experience, and successful infrastructure projects will win over voters, while businessman John...

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New plan could bring wind turbines closer to Morro Bay

New plan could bring wind turbines closer to Morro Bay

Also critical of moving wind turbines closer to shore was Morro Bay Mayor John Headding, who complained that a change of plans would require BOEM to re-issue a new call, delaying the project a year or more. With Diablo Canyon closing soon, the region needs the...

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New Times SLO: Morro Bay votes to help downtown businesses

New Times SLO: Morro Bay votes to help downtown businesses

Restaurants are barely surviving in Morro Bay, Mayor John Headding said during the June 9 City Council meeting. "This is an economic crisis for businesses. The majority that I've talked to were down more than 60 percent with regard to revenues, compared to the same...

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