The St Johns Democratic party had a gala celebration for Annette Cappella. See some of Annette’s accomplishments below. I was present representing our Chair, Stephanie Capehart and our DEC. Annette supported us from the start of our revitalization of the Flagler County Democratic Party in 2015. She has always provide mentorship and guidance to our organization. Nell Thoensmann, the current Chair of St. Johns, acted as host for the event. Nell has also been of great help to us. Representing the Florida Democratic Party was: Chair, Terrie Rizzo and Nick Pellito, Senior Advisor. The event was held on July 14 at Amici’s restaurant in St. Augustine, FL
Ralph Lightfoot – Vice Chair – Flagler County DEC
Annette Cappella, a retired Educator and Administrator, has been active in the St. Johns Democratic Party for many years.
Within the Democratic Executive Committee, Annettee has held the positions of Secretary, Vice Chair, Chair and State Committeewoman. She has been elected several times as the Small County Regional Chair for the Northeast Florida Region and always worked to bring a sense of cohesion to the surrounding counties.
The Florida Democratic Party has recruited her for many committee positions, which include: the Rules Committee, the Clubs, Organizations and Caucus Committee, and the 2017 Ad Hoc By-laws Committee, looking to revise and update the current Charter and FDP By-laws. Annette was also elected as a Delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Party Convention in 2016.
In addition, Annette is a former President of the St. Augustine Democratic Club and has been an active member of the Democratic Women’s Club. She has also been an active member of the American Association of University Women in past years.
By March 2008, Annette had secured $16,000 in pledges in order to open a Democratic Headquarters in St. Augustine prior to that important Presidential election. As a result of her continuing persistence, the St. Johns Democratic Party has continuously maintained an office for over ten years.
There are multiple reasons we are grateful of the persistence and dedication of Annette Cappella over the many years she has been actively involved with the Democratic Party. This is why we have chosen to honor her at this time.