The objectives of the club are to provide a forum for Republicans to educate voters about issues affecting our county and develop ways members can contribute. A priority we have is to support and elect all duly nominated Republican candidates in the General Election.
The Putnam Republican Club Received its Conditional Charter in November 2014 with 11 Charter members. A General Charter was granted in March 2015. Membership in 2019 reached 100 members.
Current Club Officers
President: Brett Peterson
Brett grew up in Maryland where he earned a degree in Photography from Cecil College and worked as an Engineering Tech for 35 years at Aberdeen Proving Ground, testing ballistics of military munitions and hardware. He also worked as a motorcycle instructor and training center manager at Harford Community College, as a contract state employee for 9 years.
Retired full time in 2013 to Crescent City, where he soon found himself elected Mayor in 2016. Brett also found time to join the Rotary and serve as President in 2016-17, afterwards, serving as Assistant Area Governor for two more years.
Always interested in politics, a passion he picked up from his parents, Peg and Al Peterson, who were very active in Putnam Republican politics for many years.
Married to Chris for 38 years.
Vice President: Rhonda Williams
Treasurer: Leonard "RAY" Simmons. Born in Fayette, Alabama.
For the most part raised in Ohio. Joined the US Navy in 1973 serving 21 years. Traveled the South Pacific to the Middle East.
Worked 10 years at RingPower (Caterpillar dealer), 9 years at Universal Orlando. Retired in 2015 buying and moving to Putnam county at that time. 904 304-2593
Secretary: Bobbie Jackson
Barbara E "Bobbie" Jackson grew up in Dade City, FL. Joined United States Air Force in 1963, was stationed at Orlando Air Force Base. Worked in Accounting and Finance. Served 1 1/2 years. Honorably discharged in March 1965. Lived in Amarillo TX, West Plains, Mo, and several areas of Florida. Lived in Tampa many years, 18 of which worked for Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners in Accounting. Came to Putnam County from Citrus County in fall of 2005. Became active in the Women's Republican Club. Also was active in Lions Club. Married to Andrew B "Barry" Jackson. We are active in our church, Lions Club, and Putnam Republican Club. Secretary of Palatka New Vision Lions Club since 2018. Happy opportunity to serve in PRC.
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