Your City Commissioners

Bo Patterson - Mayor/Commissioner

(850) 340-0260
Born and raised in Bennettsville South Carolina, Bo Patterson moved to Port St. Joe in 1996. He started Bo Knows Pest Control, Inc. in 1998 and continues to operate the business today. Bo is a member of the Florida Pest Management Association, and a member and two-time Past President of the Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club.


William Thursbay - Commissioner, Group I

(850) 340-1084



David Ashbrook - Commissioner, Group II

(850) 227-4068
David joined the Army National Guard as a way to represent his community and serve his country. Serving as a military police officer, he was deployed several times during his 12 years with the National Guard. Most recently spending 18 months in Germany managing a military police department for a small community where he worked closely with military police investigators and the criminal investigation division. While serving in the National Guard during 9-11, his duties required him to be involved in monitoring the newly appointed TSA at the Kansas City airport. David attended North West Missouri State where he studied psychology and criminal justice. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity where he was quickly appointed as Treasurer. While working as a part time dispatcher for the local police department he managed a 22-unit apartment complex. He supervised the construction of a second complex where he then took over management upon completion. Since his arrival in Gulf County, Florida he served three years on the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce Board and held the position of Secretary and Vice President. He was instrumental in organizing and implementing a plan to increase the success of the Scallop Festival in revenue and attendance. He served on the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf Guild Board where for two years he represented the board as the communications director. David is a Certified Hotel Administrator, the highest certification through the American Hotel and Lodging Association. In 2008 he joined the Tapper Company as the Director of Operations managing the 40 employees of the MainStay Suites and The Port Inn along with the responsibility of the day-to-day operations including sales, marketing, human resources and event management.


Brett Lowry - Commissioner, Group III

(850) 229-8261


Rex Buzzett - Commissioner, Group IV

(850) 227-5089
William R. Buzzett was born in Port St. Joe, Florida, where he received his primary and secondary education. He was awarded his AA degree from Gulf Coast Community College in 1969 and his B.S. Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Florida in 1972. He has been the owner of Buzzett's Drug Store in Port St. Joe since 1986 until he sold the pharmacy to CVS. Mr. Buzzett is a member of the Port St. Joe Lions Club, the Board of Directors of Gulf County Tourism Development Council, and the Port St. Joe Downtown Redevelopment Agency, where he has served as Chairman. He is also a member of the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce and has previously served on the Judicial Nominating Committee for the 14th Judicial Circuit, the Board of Directors of the Florida Board of Pharmacy, and as President of the St. Joseph Bay Country Club.