Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 2 NY/VT endorses Hammond for Assembly District 116
WADDINGTON - Recently, Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 2 NY/VT endorsed Waddington Town Supervisor Alex Hammond in his bid for New York State Assembly District 116.
Hammond is the Democratic nominee for the River District, the 116th NYS Assembly District.Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 2 NY/VT represents more than 1,500 union construction families in upstate New York. Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers include craftworkers in the trowel trades including bricklayers, stone and marble masons, cement masons, plasterers, tile setters, terrazzo and mosaic workers, pointers, cleaners, and caulkers.
“Alex’s willingness to maintain dialogue with our union and his interest in carefully considering litigation that impacts all working people is commendable. The construction industry is under attack by the anti-worker attitude of the extreme right and without the support we have received from members of the Assembly, it would be much worse. We trust Alex to support important labor-related issues and work for our members and their families. We are proud to give our endorsement to Alex Hammond and we hope you join us in supporting him.” — Pat Tirino, President of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 2 NY/VT .
“It has been an honor to stand with the Bricklayers and Craftworkers Union in support of local labor for years. Our communities stand on the shoulders of our craftsmen. It’s crucial that we honor their work. I thank the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers for their support and I look forward to continuing our work together,” Hammond said.
Hammond has been endorsed by the Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local Union #2, IBEW Local 910, IBEW Local 2032, United Auto Workers Region 9, Public Employees Federation, 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, Laborers' International Union Local 1822, Teamsters Local 687, Village of Massena Mayor Tim Currier, Village of Waddington Mayor Mike Zagrobelny, and several other unions, elected officials, and community leaders.
About Alex Hammond
Born and raised in the small river community of Waddington, NY, Hammond graduated from Madrid-Waddington Central School in 2014. Upon graduation, he entered Valley Forge Military College, a 2-year military college in Pennsylvania. At VFMC, Hammond concentrated in Government and Politics and enrolled in the Army Early Commissioning Program. He received an Associate's Degree and a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the New York Army National Guard.
Alex has been serving as an officer in the New York Army National Guard since 2016, and is currently with the 2nd 108th Infantry Battalion in Utica, NY. In the fall of 2016, Alex enrolled at Cornell University to study Industrial and Labor Relations. In the fall of 2017, Alex found himself home over the summer in Waddington and was disgruntled like many others, and wanted to see real change in his community. He decided to throw his hat in the ring for Town Supervisor while still a senior at Cornell.
In November, Hammond won, and, in January, he was sworn in at the age of 21, becoming the youngest town supervisor in the state of New York. After graduating with his bachelor's degree in the spring, he returned to his home town of Waddington accepting a long term position as a music teacher at Madrid-Waddington Central School.
After his time teaching, Alex was activated and sent to Fort Jackson, S.C. for his advanced officer training.
Upon return to Waddington, he started working as a local sales representative with WB Mason.
In January of 2020, Hammond was appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to serve on the SUNY Potsdam College Council. In his tenure on the board, he has been able to develop a strong sense for the colleges in
the district and the economic impact they provide to those prospective communities.
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hammond was called to active duty with the national guard to help assist in the fight against the virus. While on active duty, he continued to teach remotely and lead his
town. Now coming off orders, Hammond is excited to reignite his Assembly campaign and bring new and reliable leadership to Albany for the people of the River District.