John McCann

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


John McCann received a B.A. and M.S. in Economics from San Diego State University (SDSU). He is an Iraq War Veteran and currently serves in the US Navy Reserve. He is currently serving his fourth term as a Chula Vista City Council Member [1]. McCann owns two property management companies based in Chula Vista and Coronado [5]. He has served on the Board of Directors for the South Bay YMCA, the Chula Vista Boys & Girls Club, AYSO youth soccer, and the Bonitafest Committee. He was also awarded the San Diego County Local Elected Official of the Year in 2008 [2].

McCann lives with his children and wife in Chula Vista [1]. He has faced criticism for hiring a private investigator to follow his opponent in an attempt to prove that Campa-Najjar is not a Chula Vista resident [5]. 

Key Issues


McCann supports bringing more businesses, jobs, and visitors to Chula Vista [1].



McCann opposes a mileage tax, a tax on cell phones, and raising sales taxes. He wants to increase transparency for taxpayers [1].


McCann wants to remove the HWY 125 tolls and rebuild sidewalks and streets [1]. He wants to use revenue from the upcoming Bayfront resort hotel to fund infrastructure repair and park construction in older neighborhoods [5].


Public Safety

McCann wants to hire 50 additional police officers, ideally residents with millitary backgrounds or Chula Vista cadet program graduates [5]. He wants to create an East Chula Vista substation to improve response times and access to services [8]. 



McCann wants to provide incentives for installing solar panels on homes and increasing energy efficiency [8]. 



As a City Council Member, McCann was involved in reaching an agreement for SDSU to open a film and media department in Chula Vista [8].




McCann wants to expand the bridge homeless shelter and partner with nonprofit City Net. He supports removing homeless encampments from parks and other public areas [8]. 



Chula Vista Police Officers Association


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