Chula Vista Mayor & Council Office
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John McCann was elected to Chula Vista’s City Council Seat 1 in November 2014, 12 years after being first elected to Chula Vista City Council in 2002. John McCann is working to eliminate government waste, fight unfair taxes, revitalize the City’s older communities, strengthen public safety, and create new jobs in Chula Vista.
John McCann grew up in Chula Vista, where he attended local public school from grades kindergarten through 12. His father served 28 years as a Naval Officer and served two tours in Vietnam before retiring at the rank of Captain. John’s mother has worked at Rohr Industries/Goodrich Aerospace for over 25 years. John McCann's grandfather proudly served in the Navy during World War II. John McCann currently serves in the Navy Reserve. John McCann joined as a member of the enlisted ranks and was later commissioned as a Naval Officer.
John McCann received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from San Diego State University. During his college days, John worked as a summer student for the Department of the Navy in Washington D.C. where he couriered documents from the Pentagon to Crystal City. A year later, John worked at the Congressional Budget Office in Washington D.C. and conducted research on the United States Banking Insurance Fund. In his senior year of college, John received a Center for Public Economics scholarship.
After college John McCann worked in the Banking Industry for almost three years. As a Banker, John learned how to serve his community’s financial needs and worked closely with individuals and small businesses. During this time, John earned a Master’s Degree in Economics, attending classes at night.
John McCann then changed his career focus, transitioning into the technology industry. John served in supervisory and management positions for technology companies and continues to work as a businessman in the technology field. John also proudly serves in the United States Navy Reserve and is a member of the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce.
Working in the technology industry, John McCann saw the changing economy and decided he could give back to the community by teaching in the evenings. He attended weekend classes at the University of California, San Diego, and received his Adult School teaching credential. He taught at several South Bay adult schools and now teaches part-time at Southwestern College.
John McCann is a consummate community volunteer. He serves on the Boys & Girls Club board of directors. He is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Chula Vista. John has served on the Planning Commission, Economic Strategy Committee, Housing Advisory Commission, and Beautification Committee for the City of Chula Vista. He has been a board member for AYSO, a youth soccer program, and a member of the Bonitafest committee for four years. He helps raise money for Children’s Hospital and The American Cancer Society.
John McCann and his wife, Myllissa, live in Chula Vista with their three children and their Labrador. Myllissa, a fourth-generation South Bay resident, served several years as the treasurer of the Children’s Hospital Auxiliary Bonita Unit and is a member of the Chula Vista Child Care Commission. Her parents owned Tomatoes Restaurant in Bonita from 1991-2001. In their spare time, John, Myllissa, and their children enjoy the outdoors, being involved with their Church, spending time with friends and family, and Charger’s football.