About Mary Ann Hutton

Mary Ann Hutton

Mary Ann Hutton is a Jackson County, Florida born, raised, educated, local business owner and passionate advocate for Government For The People, By The People. Her Jackson County paternal family’s history dates back over 130 years which integrates multi-generations of Jackson Countians who side by side, have worked, worshipped, and raised families together in this great community.

She is a graduate of Marianna High School, Chipola Jr. College, and Florida State University. Mary Ann left Jackson County for only a brief time to earn a B.S. Degree in Finance from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. Even though her absence was brief, she had a strategic plan to return and raise a family in Jackson County. Mary Ann wanted to ensure that her family would have the opportunity to experience Jackson County Life. Her long-time goal was to serve her community with non-partisan leadership and govern to ensure that every Jackson Countian had an opportunity to raise their future generations in this great county.

Jackson County gave Mary Ann her first work experience and a high standard of work ethic, working for Lucien Watson at Watson’s Pharmacy and as a loan teller at Citizens Bank. This experience paved the way for her employment atthe Florida State Capitol which provided invaluable management experience with commissioners, deputy commissioners, department heads, legislators, and people from around our Great Free State of Florida.

Upon her desire to return to her Jackson County home roots, she accepted a loan officer and marketing position with Farm Credit of Northwest Florida, a cooperative agriculture lender. This Ag relationship and community service lead her to a position with Post Buckley Schuh and Jernigan, a global engineering firm, where she provided general consulting services to the Florida Department of Transportation, District III. Again, providing critical leadership along with department heads, engineers, private contractors and FDOT staff for contractual engineering services which were inclusive of the FDOT, District III work programs.

Mary Ann is the owner of Milton Appraisal Service which provides real estate appraisals, real estate consulting services and government relations/policy consulting. Mary Ann is a state licensed, State-Certified Real Estate Appraiser, RZ2715. She personally provides commercial, residential and estate real estate appraisals and real estate consulting. She also served as an honorary Senior Vice President of Government Relations in the corporate world for a private developer where she provides government relations and government policies consulting. Her extensive consulting provided comprehensive knowledge and professionalism of new proposed developments, market studies, comprehensive plans, zoning uses, special districts and Florida Statues. She works harmoniously with legislators, lobbyists, governing agencies, attorneys, investors, investment bankers, corporate leaders, and professionals from around the world. All experience which has broadened her vision and ability to resolve a multitude of issues and propose solutions which were beneficial for all parties involved.

Mary Ann is the founder and political blogger for TheStraightTruth.us, The Straight Truth with Mary Ann Hutton. She is also a political contributing writer for the Jackson County Times newspaper. She began writing “Your Weekly Brief” for the Jackson County Times in December of 2022. She was asked by the owner of the newspaper to provide educational knowledge to the public concerning government strategies, policies, and issues. She accepted the request as her passion has always been to serve her community and educate individuals on issues. Mary Ann strongly believes “Our democracy works best, if the voters are well informed and they actually cast votes.”

Additional professional volunteer services include past Council Treasurer and executive board member forAlabama Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America. The Alabama Florida Council covers 2 Florida Counties and 8 Alabama Counties. She provided leadership for council fiscal operations, annual account audits and annual budget preparations and reporting. Mary Ann was recognized for her dedicated and outstanding leadership with The Alabama Florida Council Boy Scout of America Organization with the awards of the District Award of Meritand the council’s highest honor, The Silver Beaver Award.

Mary Ann is a life-time member of the National Rifle Association, a member of America’s First Policy Institute, a member of the National Faith Advisory Board, and a member of the Farm Service Agency, 2023 Farmland Market Advisory Committee

Mary Ann is married and has two children. She is a strong advocate for Jackson County and wants to ensure that the next 130 year generations have every tool available to thrive and enjoy the immense contentment and fulfillment of Our Jackson County Life.

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