J. B. Whitten  
City Council
Title: Councilmember - Group 1 - At Large
Phone: 850-683-0987
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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, is 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 in Crestview.


Councilman Whitten and his wife, Ann have been married for 46 years. They have two grown daughters and two grandchildren, who live in the local area. He recently rejoined the Florida Attorney General’s Special Project, Seniors vs. Crime as the Deputy Regional Director for Region 5. He is active in the Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, serving as one of their Lectors.

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:

  • OW-TPO (Primary Represenitive Number 2) Crestview
  • Okaloosa RESTORE Advisory Committee (ORAC) - Primary
  • Military Sustainability Partnership Ex. Comm (alternate rep)
  • Restore Act Committee (primary rep)

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