Newly elected Town Councilman Cameron May has called Jupiter home since he was an infant, developing a great appreciation for the seaside town and its residents. The 33-year-old, who was born in Hollywood, Florida, spent his youth lifeguarding with his brother in Jupiter, while his father served as chief of ocean rescue for Palm Beach County. “As a child, my dad’s passion for saving lives was ingrained in me, and I wanted to do the same,” says May. After finishing EMT school, he attended the fire academy in Ocala, graduated paramedic school at Palm Beach State College, and became a firefighter/paramedic for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.
He decided to run for Town Council mainly to protect the future of the town he loves so much. “Growing up here, I enjoyed an amazing lifestyle of going to the beach, out on the boat, and playing many different sports,” says May, who lives in town with his wife, Magen, and their two young sons. “I don’t want to see my hometown become overrun by large-scale buildings, dense traffic congestion, and overcrowded schools.”
He began his civic mission last year as the town’s planning and zoning commissioner, tasked with reviewing development projects and making recommendations on those projects before they went to the council for a vote. “After sitting on planning and zoning for about a year, it became clear to me that I wanted to run for council to make a
difference in our community,” he says.
In March, he beat out incumbent Wayne Posner for a seat on the council and now aims to be a voice for Jupiter residents—both those who were raised here and those who relocated to enjoy the small-town lifestyle. His main focuses, he says, are discussing development regulations, traffic reduction, revamping parks, and providing a solution to the overcrowding of schools. Here, get to know a little more about May.
Best thing about living in Jupiter:
I enjoy the outdoors—the beach, fishing, diving, golf, mountain biking… Jupiter offers all of those things. It’s a thriving town that still feels small. There’s no place like it.
Favorite lunch spot:
I would have to say The Connection [on Center Street] for the subs.
Looking west from the A1A bridge during sunset over the Jupiter sandbar
Go-to place to take out-of-town guests:
We usually go to the beach or out on the boat and then finish the night off at Square Grouper listening to music.
My wife. She has always been super supportive of anything I have set out to achieve. She is always in my corner as my cheerleader, especially most recently when I ran for town council. It was a large time commitment, and she supported and helped me all the way. She is always motivating me to go after anything I set my mind to.