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Gillilland again chosen as Essex County chair

Willsboro town Supervisor Shaun Gillilland, right, is sworn in as chairman of the Essex County Board of Supervisors by Essex County Clerk Joseph Provoncha, left, at the board’s organizational meeting Monday. Gillilland’s wife, Linda, looks on. (Enterprise photo — Elizabeth Izzo)
North Elba town Supervisor Jay Rand is sworn in by Essex County Clerk Joseph Provoncha during the Essex County Board of Supervisors’ organizational meeting Monday. (Enterprise photo — Elizabeth Izzo)
Wilmington town Supervisor Roy Holzer is sworn in by Essex County Clerk Joseph Provoncha during the Essex County Board of Supervisors’ organizational meeting Monday. (Enterprise photo — Elizabeth Izzo)
St. Armand town Supervisor Davina Winemiller shakes hands with Moriah town Supervisor Thomas Scozzafava after her swearing-in during the Essex County Board of Supervisors’ organizational meeting in Elizabethtown Monday. (Enterprise photo — Elizabeth Izzo)

ELIZABETHTOWN — Willsboro town Supervisor Shaun Gillilland has been sworn in for a second term as chairman of the Essex County Board of Supervisors.

Gillilland, a Republican who recently won reelection in his town over challenger Wendy Sayward, was nominated by Moriah Supervisor Thomas Scozzafava at the board’s organizational meeting to fill the chairman role for a second term. Gillilland’s appointment was unanimous.

The livestock farmer and Navy veteran was sworn in by Essex County Clerk Joseph Provoncha — who was also reelected in November — in the board chambers in Elizabethtown with his wife, Linda, at his side.

Lewis town Supervisor James Monty was nominated to the vice chairman role, previously held by North Elba town Supervisor Roby Politi, who retired at the end of 2019.

Politi’s successor, Jay Rand, was sworn in by Provoncha Monday alongside other newly elected town supervisors, including Roy Holzer of Wilmington, Davina Winemiller of St. Armand, Kenneth Hughes of Essex, Clayton Barber of Chesterfield and Jeffrey Subra of Schroon.