Alan Maio and his wife, Nancy, moved to Sarasota County 35 years ago. A longtime conservative Republican, he has built two large restaurants, a large consulting business and a vacation rental business. All are still paying taxes, employing people and paying vendors.

Maio attended New Jersey's Seton Hall University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He has an honorable discharge from the U.S Army.

Maio was elected to the Sarasota County Commission in November 2014 and was appointed as Vice Chairman in January 2015 and as Chairman in January 2016.  He represents the Commission on the boards of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization as Chairman and Chairman of the Peace River/Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority.  He has in the past represented the County Commission on the Visit Sarasota County and Economic Development Council.

Maio’s community service includes positions on the Sarasota County Code Enforcement Board (1987-90), the Sarasota County Board of Zoning Appeals (1990-94), the Sarasota County Planning Commission (1994-2000), the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council (2000-06) and the Florida Regional Council Association (2005-06).

Maio is a Board Member of the Sarasota Habitat for Humanity.

Maio is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Venice Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, Suncoast Blood Bank and Goodwill Manasota. He served as Commissioner and Vice Chairman of the Nokomis Volunteer Fire Department and has held positions on the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Advisory Board.

Maio and his wife reside in Nokomis. They have three adult children and four grandchildren.

Commissioners are elected at large for four-year terms. Sarasota County is divided into five districts and Commissioners are designated by the district where they live.