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Malta, NY

Population: 14,919
Area: 31 square miles
Zip Code: 12020

Map of Malta, Saratoga County


Malta Supervisor Darren O'Connor
Malta Supervisor Darren O’Connor

Darren O’Connor was appointed Supervisor upon Vince DeLucia’s retirement, and was elected to a full term in November of 2019.  He is one of five children of actress Lenka Peterson (O’Connor) and newsman Daniel O’Connor. He grew up in Westchester County, and took up acting while moving through New Rochelle High School, Fordham University, and Fordham Law School.

After obtaining his law degree in 1980, Darren’s law practice included handling appeals for the New York City Legal Aid Society, clerking for Judge Judith S. Kaye upon her appointment to the New York Court of Appeals in 1983, and handling litigation matters in the law firm of Debevoise and Plimpton. Subsequently, while an Assistant Attorney General for the New York State Department of Law, he moved to the Albany area, and after many years representing the state and its employees, began working with the New York State Police, becoming Chief Counsel. He retired from state service at the end of 2011 and joined the Albany law firm of Allen and Desnoyers on a part time basis. His service to the Town of Malta has included the positions of Deputy Supervisor and Deputy Town Attorney.

In 1982, Darren married Eileen Clavin, then a single mom with three young children. Now, after more than 36 years, Eileen and Darren have four children, and ten grandchildren. They moved to Malta several years ago and now live in the southern part of Malta. Eileen is a professor at Empire State College.

Malta Town Chair Ted Willette
Malta Town Chair Ted Willette

Ted Willette became Malta GOP Town Chair in 2010 after serving as a committee member and vice-chair for several years.  A native of Saratoga Springs, he graduated from Saratoga Springs High school, then served for three years during the Vietnam War in the U. S. Army in the fields of intelligence and operations.  In his early years, Ted worked in his father’s general contracting business, for Saratoga Dairy, and for General Electric as a machinist.  He later retired from the NYS Department of Corrections after 25 ½ years, during which time he served as a Union Steward and as President of Local 3023, Council 82 for several years.