GHENT—The four county villages—Chatham, Kinderhook, Philmont and Valatie—will hold elections on Tuesday, September 15. Village elections were originally scheduled for March 18, but were postponed a few times due the pandemic.
In Philmont and Valatie, incumbent board members are running unopposed for the open seats. In Chatham current trustee Lenore Packet did not run for reelection. There are two open seats in Chatham with two people running: incumbent Melony Spock and first-time candidate Jodie Russell.
In Kinderhook, current mayor Jim Dunham and long-time trustee Rich Phillips are not running for reelection. Four people are running for two open seats on the board: Michael Abrams, Robert Baumeister (incumbent), James Mark Browne and Dorene M. Weir. One person—Dale R. Leiser—is running for mayor. Also on the ballot in Kinderhook is village justice. Current Judge David Dellehunt is running unopposed. Read more…