From left to right: Malta Town Supervisor Darren O’Connor; Mark Hammond, Republican candidate for Malta Town Supervisor; and former Malta Town Supervisor Vince DeLucia. 

Former Town Supervisor Vince DeLucia and current Town Supervisor Darren O’Connor have jointly announced they are supporting Mark Hammon to become Malta’s next Town Supervisor. Hammond is seeking to become Town Supervisor in January 2022, following O’Connor’s decision not to seek re-election following his current term. 


DeLucia was re-elected Town Supervisor in 2015, and during his term the town saw the adoption of new ethics policies and practices in town hall, a thoughtful and meaningful approach to zoning and development, a continuance of no town tax, and consensus building in town hall while boosting morale with town employees. 


O’Connor became Town Supervisor in January 2019, and was re-elected in November 2019. O’Connor continued the steady leadership of the town, in particular taking an interest in attracting new development in the Luther Forest Technology Park. 


“Being a natural leader and consensus builder are perhaps the most important traits of a town supervisor, and Mark Hammond is a natural,” said DeLucia. “Our town team has taken tremendous steps in recent years to responsibly develop commercial areas, limit apartment growth, expand our tax base, all while keeping our town tax free. A Town Supervisor must be thoughtful, creative, and above all else a good listener. Mark Hammond is the only candidate for Town Supervisor who embodies each of those qualities. He will no doubt pick up where Darren and I left off. I’m excited to see what’s ahead for Mark and fully endorse him for Town Supervisor.” 


“Mark Hammond embodies a community spirit that is infectious. He’s been incredibly responsible steering the town’s Open Space and Preservation Committee. He’s deeply rooted in our community, and his passion to give back to our town is inspiring,” said O’Connor. “The challenging times we face require a thoughtful, pragmatic and creative leader. Mark Hammond is that person I can unquestionably trust to continue to lead our town. I’m proud to endorse him for Town Supervisor.” 


 “It is of the highest honor to receive the support of Supervisor DeLucia and Supervisor O’Connor. They have positioned Malta to continue to be the envy of other communities across our state. We are fortunate and blessed to have such incredible leaders in Vince and Darren charting our course for future success, while mentoring and developing our incredible town workforce at the same time. Most importantly, I have learned from both the value and outcomes of teamwork at the town level. I am grateful for their endorsement and look forward to continue to learn from both,” said Hammond. 

Local leaders are latest to join swell of support for Mark Hammond in his bid for Malta Town Supervisor