Dunham wins race for mayor in K’hook

KINDERHOOK–Former village Mayor James Dunham easily defeated village resident Rima Bostick in the contest for a two-year term as mayor of the village. Results from Tuesday’s contest showed the vote total was 310 for Mr. Dunham to 125 for Ms. Bostick.

In the race for village trustee, with two seats open and four candidates, Richard Phillips, the only incumbent in the race, was the top vote getter, with 293. Also elected was Robert Baumeister, with 183 votes. Terms are for two years.

David Dellehunt was reelected to another four-year term as village justice, with 338 votes. He ran unopposed.

Election officials said that 407 voters turned out for the only contested village races in the county. Forty absentee ballots were received.

All four villages in the county held elections on Tuesday, March 15. Kinderhook was the only contested race, but candidates were on the ballots for trustee seats in Chatham, Philmont and Valatie.

In Valatie 44 ballots were cast and in Philmont 45, according the village clerks. Chatham is the only village that uses the county Board of Elections to run its elections. The county did not issue figures for the total of votes cast but the candidates, incumbents Lenore Packet and Gunnar Worden received 82 and 80 votes respectively; there were 2 write-ins.

In Philmont an incumbent, Brian Johnson, and a new-comer, Eilene Morris, were elected to the two open seats. Both the candidates in Valatie, Angelo Nero and David Williams, were incumbents.

The final results in all the races are listed below:


Trustees (2)

Lenore Packet* 82

Gunnar Wordon* 80



James Dunham* 310

Rima Bostick 125

Trustee (2)

Richard Phillips* 293

Robert Baumeister* 183

Stephen Bean 149

Peter Hunter 150

Village justice

David Dellehunt* 338

Trustee (2)

Brian Johnson* 44

Eilene Morris* 45


Trustee (2)

Angelo Nero* 43

David Williams* 42

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