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Sun Oct 4, 2020, 04:49 AM

FLIPPABLE: Alex Hammond for NY-AD116

Born and raised in the small river community of Waddington NY, Alex Hammond graduated from Madrid-Waddington Central School in 2014. He then entered Valley Forge Military College, a 2-year military college in Pennsylvania.

While at VFMC, Alex concentrated in Government and Politics and was enrolled in the Army Early Commissioning Program. Upon graduation, he received an Associate's Degree and a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the New York Army National Guard.

Alex has been serving with 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 Alex won, and in January was sworn in at the age of 21 becoming the youngest town supervisor in the state of New York.

After graduating with his bachelors degree in the spring, Alex 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, SC for his advanced officer training. Upon return to Waddington he started working as a local sales representative with WB Mason where he was able to gain a perspective of small businesses in the north country.

In the winter of 2019, Alex was again called on to serve as a long term music teacher for Lisbon central school. This experience again showed Alex what our educators face on a daily basis caring and nurturing young minds. In January of 2020 Alex 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 perspective communities.

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alex Hammond was called to active duty with the national guard to help assist in the fight against the virus. While on active duty, Alex continued to teach remotely and lead his town. Now coming off orders, Alex Hammond is excited to reignite his Assembly campaign and bring new and reliable leadership to Albany for the people of the River District.


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Sun Oct 4, 2020, 04:54 AM

1. This was a Democratic seat before

How the hell did Republicans flip it in 2018?

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