A PROBLEM SOLVER
Experience to Work
Mike is a 1972 graduate of Glynn Academy and has been a small business owner in Glynn County for over 35 years. Haugen and his first business partner, Forrest Brown, opened Brogen’s restaurant in the summer of 1983. In 1987, Mike opened San Miguel’s Mexican restaurant in Redfern Village, and by 1990 he co-owned The Still and the By-Air package stores. In 1995, Mike started the company that he currently operates, Haugen Properties/Haugen Management, a residential rental company.
“I believe that we live in a very special place here, and I intend to do my part to keep it that way for future generations,” said Haugen. Mike wants to work to help preserve the charm of St. Simons by protecting the integrity of our residential areas. Haugen supports the SPLOST tax, but believes that it needs be managed differently. Mike considers himself a very conservative candidate and will work with the other county commissioners to eliminate wasteful spending of the taxpayer’s money. “I’m not a politician, I’m a problem solver. And I’m willing to dedicate my time and effort to help keep the Golden Isles one of the greatest places to live, work, and play.”
Mike and his wife of 25 years, Amy Walczak Haugen, have two college aged children, Zach and Abby. He also has a son, Shawn, and two grandchildren, Ella and Evin. Mike is the son of Ralph and the late Ann Haugen, both of St. Simons Island. Haugen and his family are members of St. Simons Community Church.