A native of Wichita, Mark Dugan serves as the general consultant for two Kansas Congressmen – Representative Jake LaTurner and Representative Tracey Mann – having guided them through tough primary and general election victories in 2020 and 2022. In 2014, Dugan served as Campaign Manager for Governor Sam Brownback’s successful re-election campaign. Before leading the campaign, Dugan served concurrently as Chief of Staff to Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer and Assistant Secretary of Policy and External Affairs for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Dugan served on Governor Brownback’s transition team, the Governor’s senior staff, and was the lead staff person for the Brownback administration’s successful Medicaid reform known as KanCare.
Prior to his service to the State of Kansas, Dugan worked alongside policymakers at the federal level, including several policy and political roles for former Congressman Todd Tiahrt.
Mark Dugan received his Master of Public Administration degree from the Hugo Wall School of Urban and Public Affairs at Wichita State University in 2009 and earned NAIA All-American honors in
wrestling while attending Newman University in 2005.
Mark remains active in both politics and his community. He is a member of the Kansas Republican Party State Committee, serves at the cabinet level on the National Finance Committee for the Republican Governors Association, and was elected as a delegate to the 2016 and 2020 Republican National Convention. Dugan is a member of the Knights of Columbus and is on the board of directors for the Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City.
Mark is married to Karissa and is the proud father of seven children Ava, Grace, Gregory, Joyce, Lucas, Aly, and Blaine.