Ahlquist, Roy lead Scarborough council

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SCARBOROUGH — Councilor Ron Ahlquist will return as Town Council chairman after his election by councilors at Wednesday night’s meeting at the Maine Veteran’s Home.

Councilor Judy Roy was elected vice chairman.

Ahlquist and Roy are the longest-tenured councilors: both were re-elected to their seats in 2010, and Roy was also elected to a three-year term in 2007. She was council chairwoman in 2011. Ahlquist has served varied one-year terms and estimated he has served about 11 years total on the council.

New Councilors Kate St. Clair and Ed Blaise were also sworn in Wednesday, as was returning Councilor Jessica Holbrook. Blaise and Holbrook each won three-year terms Nov. 6, while St. Clair was elected to fill the remaining two years of a term vacated by Karen D’Andrea.

The next council meeting is at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Town Hall.