Election will be held on March 20.


In Rhinebeck, the mayor’s seat and three trustee positions are up for grabs. Of the trustee positions, one one-year term and two two-year terms are available.

Mayor Richard Cunningham – who was appointed mayor to fill a vacancy left by former Mayor Carol Mielich – will be challenged by David Miller.
The Rhinebeck mayor serves a two-year term.
The two two-year trustee seats up for grabs are currently held by Kevin Rheden and Scott Cruikshank. Cruikshank will not seek re-election.
Vying for the two-year trustee seats are Rheden, Bradley Keil, James Reardon and Robert Long.
The two candidates who receive the most votes will hold the seats.
Additionally, one one-year term, currently held by Brenda Klaproth, will be up for grabs on the 20th. She will be challenged by Barbara Kraft.
Klaproth was appointed trustee to fill the vacant seat left by Cunningham when he was appointed mayor.
Elections will be held at the Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80 East Market St., from noon to 9 p.m.
Absentee ballots can be obtained by stopping at village hall, 76 East Market St., or by calling 876-7015. Ballots must be returned by March 13 by mail, or March 19 if delivered in person.

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