Patty fundraising effort record breaking


On Wednesday, April 10, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Brandon Patty announced his first quarter fundraising effort raising more than $55,000 towards his re-election campaign. Patty filed in late February, leaving just over a month to raise funds in Q1. This is the largest first reporting period haul by a non-sheriff constitutional officer in St. Johns County history.

“I could not be more grateful and humbled by the outpouring of support this quarter,” said Patty. “We have stayed on mission, worked hard and made tough decisions, all the while keeping the public first and foremost in mind over the past four years. We have some great plans for the future, and I can’t wait to talk about them and earn every vote possible in August.”

Appointed in December 2019 by Gov. Ron DeSantis and elected unopposed in 2020, Patty serves as Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller for St. Johns County. Patty manages a $16.1 million budget and a staff of more than 125 responsible for more than 1,000 constitutional and regulatory duties – everything from maintaining court records to issuing passports and marriage licenses.

Over the past five years, Patty has modernized and streamlined the office by focusing on protecting public dollars, providing world-class customer service to residents and stakeholders and enhancing transparency across government. Some accomplishments include developing and implementing a safe-though-aggressive short-term investment strategy, which earned more than $30 million in interest, thereby increasing funding available for county projects and priorities.

Patty also led the charge advocating for and securing an additional St. Johns County judge in 2020 to help facilitate justice for residents.

A lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve, Patty is an information warfare officer and has served at the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office in Washington, D.C., in the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and Naval Central Command/5th Fleet based at Manama, Bahrain.

Patty is a second-generation Floridian and the first member of his family to graduate from college, earning a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics.

He lives in St. Augustine with his wife Brittney, sons Mason, Graham and Carter, plus their two dogs, Roscoe and Howie.