The Everett City Council met briefly on Monday night for the sole purpose of establishing their rules and electing a new Council President for 2015.The result was that Councilor Fred Capone was elected unanimously to serve as just the second President of the new City Council, with only eight members present.
Councilors Michael Marchese, the outgoing President and Peter Napolitano were both absent and with the seat formerly filled by new State Representative Joseph McGonagle still
vacant, there were only eight councilors on hand Monday.
Capone who was elected to the new City Council just last year after nearly 20 years away from city government, was nominated to the council presidency by Sal Sachetta. Sachetta cited Capone’s devotion to the community and his role as a local family man and attorney as qualities that would make him a good leader for the Council.
Capone noted that before being elected to the council last year, his previous tenure on the Everett Common Council ended in 1994.
“I am humbled that you have elected me to be President during this first term of the (new) Council” said Capone.