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2020 School election, budget vote results


GHENT–Four of the six school districts in Columbia County have reported results in this year’s budget referendums and school board elections. Budgets were approved by comfortable margins in all four: Chatham, Germantown, Hudson and New Lebanon.

Ichabod Crane and Taconic Hills districts had not released results by 1 a.m. June 17.

All voters voted by absentee ballots this year because of the Covid-19 epidemic. But one school official said that the total number of voters was higher this election because the absentee paper ballots made it easier for people to vote. Each ballot included a stamped return envelope for the ballot.


Proposed budget

Yes 1,205*

No 565

Prop. 2: Reduce board seats from 9 to 7

Yes 1,278*

No 453

Board seats (3)

Matthew Fisch 1,181*

Destiny Hallenbeck 1,310*

Patricia Wilson 1,223*


Proposed budget

Yes 779*

No 448

Board seats (2)

Ralph DelPozzo 670*

Lester Olsson 588

Allison Meek 619*

Ira Sher 439


Proposed budget

Yes 1,267*

No 748

Prop. 2: Create capital reserve

Yes 1,338*

No 676

Board seats (2)

Sage Carter 1,574*

Carrie Otty 1,623*

Ichabod Crane

Proposed budget



Board seats (3)

Elaine Berlin

John Chandler

Tammy Crawford

Kelly Firmbach

Susan Ramos

New Lebanon

Proposed budget

Yes 286*

No 77

Taconic Hills

Proposed budget



Board seat (1)

Heidi Beneke (Beneke Main)

Sheryl Boris-Schacter

Lynn Brandt

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