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Tuesday November 3, 2020 — California General Election

City of Morro BayCandidate for Mayor

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John Headding

3,476 votes (50.83%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Achieve financial and economic sustainability for our City.
  • Complete our new Water Reclamation Facility.
  • Ensure safe neighborhoods and quality community services by preserving local police and fire services.



Profession:Pharmacist, Mayor, Businessperson
President/CEO, Headdinghomes, LLC (2019–current)
Mayor, City of Morro Bay, City Council — Elected position (2018–current)
Vice Chair, San Luis Obispo Air Pollution Control District — Appointed position (2017–current)
President/CEO, Headding, Inc. (2003–2019)
Council Member, City of Morro Bay, City Council — Elected position (2014–2018)
Board Member, San Luis Obispo Council Of Governments — Appointed position (2017–2018)
Board Member, Integrated Waste Management Authority, SLO County — Appointed position (2014–2016)
President/CEO, Mercy Medical Centers, Dignity Health (1997–2004)
Chief Operating Officer, Emanuel Medical Center (1990–1997)
Director of Pharmacy OIperations, Emanuel Medical Center (1987–1989)


University of the Pacific, University of Colorado Bachelor of Science Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy, Masters in Healthcare Administration, Public Health, Pharmacy, Finance, Organizational Management, Business Management (1996)

Community Activities

Member, Rotary, Morro Bay Noon Club (2014–current)
Member, Morro Bay Historical Society (2017–current)
Member, Morro Bay Openspace Alliance (2018–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Elected Officials (3)

  • Bruce Gibson, County Supervisor
  • Robert Davis, Morro Bay City Council
  • Dawn Addism Morro Bay City Council

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