BUPAC Speaker John Albion

Speaker for July 7, 2022 – Meet John Albion, An Experienced County Commissioner For District 5


John was born on August 26, 1962, in Lynn, Mass, and he grew up in Framingham, Mass. He is a 1984 Graduate of The Centre College in Kentucky with a B.A. in Government and a minor in English. John came to this area immediately after college. He received his Real Estate License in 1984. John became the Real estate broker for Safe-T Realty in 1985.


John and Lauri were married in September of 1989.  They have three beautiful children:  Jake, David, and Hannah. He was employed in his family’s business, Safe-T-Storage, as Director of Operations from 1984 until 1992.

Political and Professional Experience

In November of 1992, John was elected to the Lee County Commission serving District 5. He worked passionately for his constituents for 14 years until 2006. While in office, John was tasked with many leadership assignments (see below). After leaving public office, John went on to serve as the Executive Director for the Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. He joined Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Property Southwest Florida as a Director in 20