MEET BRIAN MAUGHAN
Delivering Results for Our Community
Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan was first elected in 2008 and has been re-elected every four years since either with no opposition or by substantial margins, making him one of the longest serving commissioners in Oklahoma County history.
From his first days in office, Brian was an innovative commissioner who was determined to go above and beyond the traditional roles of that office. He created the SHINE program to put low-level non-violent offenders sentenced to community service to work in organized crews, saving millions in jail costs. His companion SHINE program for students has encouraged civic involvement and volunteerism in hundreds of young people. In 2012 SHINE was honored by Harvard’s Kennedy School as a Bright Idea award recipient.
Brian was the first to advocate the creation of an independent trust to oversee the operations of the Oklahoma County Jail, a dream that came true in 2020. He created other innovative programs, including those to remove red cedar trees throughout the county, reducing fire danger, and to eliminate graffiti.
District Two includes the communities of Bethany, Warr Acres, Choctaw, Harrah and Nicoma Park, as well as unincorporated areas in eastern Oklahoma County and areas of west, northwest and south Oklahoma City.
Prior to election, Maughan worked as a Public Affairs Consultant for AT&T, providing strategic legislative and regulatory guidance.Before joining AT&T, Maughan served as the director of economic development for Oklahoma County District Two and as a public information officer for Oklahoma County Emergency Management and Oklahoma County District Three. Maughan also has considerable experience as a field director, consultant and fundraiser for the Oklahoma Republican Party. He has also owned and operated a communications and public relations firm.A lifelong resident of south Oklahoma City, Maughan is past president for the Oklahoma City Sister Cities, South Oklahoma City Rotary Club and the U.S. Grant High School Alumni Association. He previously served on the board for the South Oklahoma City Chamber, as Chairman of the YMCA Central District, as Chairman of the SHINE Foundation, and was appointed by Governor Frank Keating and later by Governor Mary Fallin to the Oklahoma Developmental Disability Council. Maughan also is involved in the Wheelchair Foundation working with his rotary club to raise funds for the organization. In 2012 he was named one of 40 achievers under 40 by Distinctly Oklahoma magazine. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation and is actively involved with the West Oklahoma City Rotary Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Oklahoma Organs for Life.In 2007, Maughan was inducted into the Oklahoma City Community College Hall of Fame for his distinguished service to the community.Maughan is a 1995 graduate of U.S. Grant High School. He also attended Oklahoma City Community College, obtaining associate degrees in Journalism, Broadcasting, and Public Relations.