GNH Lumber February 2024

Small turnout selects village leaders



GHENT—The four villages in the county held elections Tuesday, March 16. Philmont and Valatie elected new mayors after long-time incumbents did not run for reelection.

In Chatham and Kinderhook, incumbents ran unopposed.

Village races in this state are non-partisan.

The results below for Chatham are unofficial because the election is run by the county Board of Elections. The results for the other villages are based on reports from village officials:

* indicates winners


Mayor (2 years)

John Howe 28*

Trustees (2 years)

Jaimee Boehme 25*

Pete Minahan 28*


Trustee (2) (2 years)

David Flaherty 76*

James Mark Browne 86*

Richard Phillips 1 (write-in)


Mayor (2 years)

Brian Johnson 170*

Trustees (2) (2 years)

Douglas Cropper 126

Larry Ostrander 153*

Jason Detzel 128*


Mayor (2 years)

Frank Bevens 65*

Nick Becker 1 (write-in)

Ralph Pesce 1 (write- in)

Trustees (2) (2 years)

Larry Eleby, Sr. 59*

Sean Casey 56*

Patrick Rodgers 1 (write-in)

To contact reporter Emilia Teasdale email

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