Saratoga County

Young launches third bid for Malta supervisor’s post

Democrat Cynthia Young, who lost the race for town supervisor two years ago by a single vote, announ
Cynthia Young
Cynthia Young

Democrat Cynthia Young, who lost the race for town supervisor two years ago by a single vote, announced Friday that she will be running for supervisor again this fall.

This time, however, Young will be taking on Republican Vincent DeLucia, who is making his first bid for public office, rather than incumbent Republican Paul J. Sausville, who did not seek re-election.

“I am running for town supervisor because I believe I can make a difference in the way our town is governed,” said Young, whose formal announcement was expected, because she has repeatedly said she would run for supervisor again after her last loss. “I am the only candidate with the experience needed to lead Malta in these times of great change.”

She said she also wants to see government become more open, and increase efforts to reach consensus agreements among Town Board members.

Malta has been evolving rapidly following the arrival of the GlobalFoundries computer chip plant, which has created thousands of high-tech and construction jobs.

Young, 58, a self-employed bookkeeper and tax preparer, is a 28-year resident of Malta. She has worked in the town clerk’s and town assessor’s offices. She is also a past chair of the Malta Youth Commission and serves on the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Board of Assessment Review. She is a graduate of SUNY-Oswego.

“I welcome her to the race,” said DeLucia, whom the Republican Party endorsed last winter.

DeLucia is a Malta native and retired Shenendehowa School District principal. “I feel I have a lot to offer as an administrator and a native of the community,” said DeLucia, who is 70.

In 2013, Young lost to Sausville by a single vote after two absentee votes for her were disqualified by a judge. She also ran against Sausville in 2011, losing by 57 votes.

The town has more enrolled Republicans than Democrats, and a Democrat has not been elected to office in Malta in more than 20 years. In addition to the Democratic line, Young has the Working Families party endorsement.

Reach Gazette reporter Stephen Williams at 885-6705, [email protected], or @gazettesteve on Twitter.

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