J. B. Whitten

City Council
Title: Councilmember - Group 1 - At Large
Phone: 850-306-3670
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J. B. Whitten

Group 1 - at Large (All Areas) Elected 04/02/2015 - 03/31/2019

Councilman JB Whitten was elected on March 10th, 2015, and sworn in to office on April 2nd, 2015. He is a retired member of the United States Air Force and a retired Florida high school teacher. Since his arrival here, he has served the Crestview community as President of his Homeowners’ Association, as a volunteer at the Northwest Florida Chapter of the American Red Cross, President of the North Okaloosa Republican Club, a member of the Crestview Kiwanis Club, and was the first Office Manager of the Okaloosa County Seniors vs. Crime Office in Crestview.  Seniors vs. Crime is a Special Project of the Florida Attorney General’s Office.  JB now serves as the Region 5 Deputy Director for that project.


Councilman Whitten and his wife, Ann have been married for 48 years. They have two grown daughters, three grandchildren, and one great grandchild. He is active in the Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, serving as one of their Lectors. He is an elected Precinct Committeeman for Election Precinct 45 in Crestview and am also a member of the Crestview Kiwanis Club and Post 75 of the local American Legion. 

Personal Note:

I came out of retirement because I believe that I can help the people of Crestview by putting the needs of the people above any personal needs. I am committed to small, efficient government that does not intervene in every aspect of our citizens’ lives and does not unduly burden them with high taxes.

City Representative to:

    ·         Okaloosa Walton Transportation Planning Organization – Primary # 2

    ·         Okaloosa RESTORE Advisory Committee (ORAC) – Primary [duty completed]

    ·         Military Sustainability Partnership Executive. Committee Alternate

    ·         Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council – Alternate

    ·         Member of the Northwest Florida League of Cities Board of Directors

    ·         Representative to the Okaloosa County Triumph Projects Coalition 


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