Congressional District 1

Ann R. Purcell, Vice Chair

Ann Purcell

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410 Willowpeg Way
Rincon, GA 31326
(912) 663-8128

Year Elected to Board ​Current Term Expires
​​2013 ​4/15/22

Biographical Data 

Personal / Family 


Place of Birth: ​Glennville, GA
Marital Status: ​Married to Dent  W. Purcell, M.D. 
Children: Three; eight grandchildren ​
Church: ​Member of The Church at Godly Station



Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, Major in Mathematics; Georgia Southern College 

Professional Record

  • State Transportation Board Secretary; 2017
  • Published Genealogist
  • Chatham Radiation Oncology Associates, P.C. Office Manager
  • Former Teacher and real estate salesperson
  • Georgia House of Representatives from 1991-2005; 2009-2013
    • Public Safety and Homeland Security Chairman
    • Governmental Affairs Vice-Chairman
    • Member of:
      • Appropriations
      • Public Safety of Appropriations
      • Economic Development and Tourism
      • Health and Human Resources
      • Education

Community/Civic Activities

  • Georgia Arts Policy Commission Member
  • Coastal Transportation Roundtable Member
  • State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia (Chairman of the Governance, Operations and Audit Committee)
  • Georgia Education Liaison Committee Chairman
  • Hope Scholarship Study Commission
  • Jekyll Island Authority Oversight Committee
  • Effingham County Adult Literacy Advisory Committee
  • Effingham County American Cancer Society Board of Directors
  • Georgia Salzburger Society
  • Salzburger Verein E.V., Berlin, Germany (Life Member)
  • Medical Association of Georgia Alliance (Life Member)
  • Effingham Historical Society (Life Member)
  • Rotary International
  • Effingham Chamber of Commerce
  • YMCA
  • Georgia Sheriffs Association (Honorary Member)
  • Georgia Department of Public Safety (Honorary State Trooper)
  • World Trade Center Savannah Board Member


  • Recipient of the Cross of the Order of Merit from the President of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Service Award from Georgia Southern University Board of Trustees
  • Paul Harris Fellow Recipient
  • Charles Dick Award from National Guard Association of the United States
  • Minuteman Award from Officers and Enlisted Associations of the Georgia National Guard
  • Who's Who of American Women
  • Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare
  • Who's Who in America
  • 10 Top Women of Effingham County from Effingham Herald and County Citizens
  • 2012 Woman of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia
  • Memorial Health University Medical Center Recognition
  • Georgia Army National Guard Recognition
  • American Legion of Georgia, Post 322 Recognition
  • League of Women Voters Recognition
  • American Conservative Union Foundation recognition for 2012 Conservative voting record
  • Humanitarian of the Year 2012 from City of Rincon
  • Citizen of the Year 2012 from Effingham Sheriff's Department for dedicated and continuous service to the community and the State.
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