Jacob McHughes took the oath of office as the Cleveland County Commissioner representing District 2 on Sept. 18, 2023. Jacob brings over a decade of experience with Cleveland County to the office. He worked first as an assistant commissioner and then as a Legislative Liaison between Cleveland County and the Oklahoma State Legislature. He assisted the legislative liaison for the Association of County Commissioners in operations at the capitol for all 77 Oklahoma counties where he built relationships with Oklahoma Representatives and Senators and educated them on county legislation.
Jacob's familiarity with road projects and the inner workings of county government prepared him well for his new role. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2010 and is starting work on his masters degree.
As a sixth generation resident, Jacob is deeply rooted in Cleveland County. He was born and raised in Cleveland County here and graduated from Norman High School. Jacob and Lia have have been married since 2016 and reside in northeast Norman.