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It’s time for a change at the Supervisor of Elections office and the most superb choice is Teresa Apgar. The Supervisor of Election for many years was much like family run business. Niece, wife and other relatives served has head of the office for nearly 100 years. After that, career politicians served as SOE. Teresa has experience in a multitude of areas that gives her the knowledge to make changes.

Teresa has dedicated her life to make Volusia County a better place to live. During her 42 years of living in Volusia County she has been an executive assistant at a start-up local bank, legal assistant, account executive, owned a marketing business and substitute teacher. She has an extensive background in assisting a variety of organizations and individuals in finding solutions for challenges they face. This has given her a wealth of experience, innovation and diversity that brings new ideas and changes to the office she is seeking. In her late 20’s she earned her A.A. at Daytona Beach Community College and B.A. at the University of Central Florida while working, raising a family and was a member of several non-profit Board of Directors. She was recognized for her leadership skills by Daytona Beach Community College by receiving the President’s Scholarship to UCF.

Teresa is married to Bob Apgar, Mayor of DeLand, and has three children and seven grandchildren. Her hobbies include enjoying adventures with her grandchildren, scrapbooking, watching movies and documentaries, reading biographies and traveling to places near and far.

Public Service
Chairman and Commissioner of the West Volusia Hospital Authority (oversees indigent care funding) 2008-2012
Committee Member of the West Volusia Hospital Authority Advisory Committee 2001-2008
City of DeLand Code Enforcement Board
Volusia County Community Health Allocation Committee

Community Service
Founder and Past President Persimmon Hollow Woman’s Club
Founder and Past President of the Faith Hope and Charity Society (Raises funds for DeLand area Charities)
Chairman of 125th Anniversary of DeLand Celebration and the Grand Opening of new DeLand City Hall
Past President and Board Member The House Next Door
Past President and Board Member Main Street DeLand Association
Past President and Board Member of the American Cancer Society
Past President West Volusia Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Board Member (Youngest President ever of this 150+ organization)
Past President and Board Member Woman’s Club of DeLand
Founding Member of The Albert D Downs DeLand Breakfast rotary Wild Game Fest (still the largest fundraiser in Volusia County)
Past President and Board Member Athens Junior Woman’s Club of DeLand-during term initiated successful fundraiser to benefit Children’s Advocacy Center
Florida Federation of Woman’s Clubs District 6 Junior Director and Board Member
Florida Federation of Woman’s Clubs Executive Board Member
Past President Southwest Middle School PTA
Board Member Council on Aging
Board Member Association for Retarded Citizens
Board Member Children’s Advocacy Center
Leadership DeLand 1986

Awards and Recognition
West Volusian of the Year presented by the DeLand Breakfast Rotary
Making a Difference Award presented by the Pilot Club of DeLand
Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International (twice)
Florida Blue Key
Outstanding Young Woman in America
Outstanding Young Leader presented by the DeLand Jaycees (first female recipient)
DBCC Hall of Fame
Who’s Who of Community Colleges
Phi Delta Theta
Woman of the Year Woman’s Club of DeLand
Woman of the Year Athens Junior Woman’s Club of DeLand (twice)
Woman of the Year Beta Sigma Phi
Grand Marshall presented by Junior Service League

Past Memberships
DeLand Breakfast Rotary
DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee
Krewe of Amalee
Founder of the Mystic Krewe of Maravedi
DeLand Garden Club
PEO International
Beta Sigma Phi