Waddington Town Supervisor Alex Hammond to challenge Assemblyman Walczyk in next election
POTDAM – Waddington Town Supervisor Alex Hammond, a Democrat, will challenge Republican Assemblyman Mark Walczyk for his 116th Assembly District seat.
Hammond is expected to announce his candidacy at 3 p.m. today at the Potsdam Civic Center.Hammond was tied as the youngest town supervisor in the state when he was elected at age 21. Now 23, he is hoping to represent the North Country at the state level.
Hammond of Waddington is a strength manager in the New York Army National Guard. He graduated from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations after completing the ROTC Early Commissioning Program at Valley Forge Military College.
In addition to his work in local government and as a commissioned officer, Hammond is also the Waddington Democratic Chair.
Walczyk is seeking a second term after unseating long-time Assemblywoman Addie Jenne.