SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — A 30-year-old newcomer to the Salisbury City Council has been installed as council president.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that Jake Day was selected unanimously as president on Monday. He became president shortly after being sworn in to the council for the first time. Also sworn in were Mayor Jim Ireton to his second term and Shanie Shields to her third council term.

The presidency means Day will set the agenda for council meetings, essentially controlling what legislation moves forward in Salisbury.

Earlier Monday, Day had cheered on his fiance as she ran in the Boston Marathon. He left before the race was over to attend his swearing-in. His fiance and her parents were not injured in the bombings that killed three people and injured more than 140.

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