Jaceson Maughan has been reappointed to serve as the commissioner for the Utah Labor Commission, a role he has served in since 2016. Before his appointment as commissioner by Gov. Gary Herbert, Maughan served as deputy commissioner and general counsel for the Labor Commission. Prior to joining the Labor Commission, Maughan worked as legal counsel for the Department of Workforce Services. He also worked as an assistant attorney general with the Utah Attorney General’s Office, where he represented the State of Utah in the recovery of Medicaid funds, condemnation actions and child support matters.
During his career, Maughan also worked as an associate for the law firms Bostwick & Price, PC, and Olsen, Skoubye, and Nelson, LLC, where his practice focused primarily on construction litigation and workplace health and safety issues. Maughan began his career with the State of Utah in 1998 as a youth counselor with the Division of Juvenile Justice Services.
Maughan was raised in Wellsville, Utah. He attended Utah State University, earning an undergraduate and a master’s degree in U.S. History. He is a graduate of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah and is a member of the Utah State Bar. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Clinton, Utah, and are the proud parents of three children.