Popular Sanibel attorney Jason Maughan (R) is running for Florida State Senate, District 27. He entered the race in late May when the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers increased the rate of freshwater being released from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River. An avid boater, fisherman and Sanibel resident for more than 30 years, Maughan resolved to take action to compel the State of Florida to use Amendment 1 funds to buy land owned by U.S. Sugar south of the lake so that overflows can be collected, cleansed and re-directed into the Everglades, obviating the need for further releases from the lake. This plan has the support of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Captains for Clean Water and more than 200 esteemed scientists. “It is the only effectual solution to our water quality problems,” notes Maughan, “and if anyone tells you otherwise, they are either misinformed or not being truthful.”
Maughan is also committed to protecting Florida’s borders. He moved here with his parents from Ireland in 1986 and became a U.S. citizen five years later. Based on this experience, Jason knows the value of gaining legal entry into the country and earning citizenship the right way. “Because it wasn’t just handed to me, I treasure my citizenship and take great pride in keeping informed about national, state and local matters, voting in all presidential, local and special elections (except in 2006, when my wife needed me because she was pregnant and experiencing complications) and paying my taxes. “
In addition to protecting our waters and borders, Maughan supports safeguarding our Second Amendment rights, repealing Common Core so that decisions about our children’s education can be made at the local level, and advancing the conservative values his parents instilled in him from an early age.
Devoted husband and involved father, Jason Maughan is one of Southwest Florida’s best lawyers. Specializing in real estate, corporate law, construction and commercial litigation, Jason has been voted “Best Attorney and Law Firm of Sanibel and Captiva Islands” in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2011 – 2015. Maughan has been a Florida Businessman of the Year, Honorary Chairman Business Advisory Counsel, and the 2007 recipient of the Congressional Medal of Distinction.
“The time to save our waters, our borders and our conservative values is now or never. I hope you will vote to have me represent you in Tallahassee.”