Town of Hancock holds election for new mayor and two council seats


The town of Hancock held its elections on Monday, as voters got a chance to vote for a new mayor and for two of the four seats on the town council.

Dr. Ralph Salvagno defeated Nigel Dardar in the mayoral race, by a margin of 269-54. In the race for the two council seats, Leo Murray and Timothy Boyer were successful. Murray received 199 votes, while Boyer got 165 votes.

Dr. Salvagno is an orthopedic surgeon by trade, and said he’s looking forward to serving as the new mayor, and is thankful that the citizens placed their trust in him.

“I think the one thing that a new mayor coming into town could be very grateful for is that the town is in very good shape, as far as the personnel that we have working for us…and as far as fiscally, we have no real fiscal challenges,” said Dr. Salvagno.

The council seats carry four-year terms, while the mayoral seat holds a two-year term.

Longtime mayor Daniel Murphy is retiring after 20 years of service. 

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