Rhinebeck Election Results – 2007

RHINEBECK – The old guard stood strong in a highly contested race in the village Tuesday.

Incumbent Mayor Richard Cunningham beat David Miller in the mayoral race. Incumbent Trustee Kevin Rheden and newcomer Jim Reardon won the two two-year trustee seats, beating Brad Keil and Robert Long.

One trustee seat became open when Scott Cruikshank, whose term ends this year, decided not to run for re-election.

Brenda Klaproth, who was appointed to fill the trustee seat vacated by Cunningham when he was appointed interim mayor, beat Barbara Kraft to fill out the one term remaining in that seat.

Robert Winne said he voted for the Save Our Services Party, which was endorsed by the Rhinebeck Republicans and was made up of Cunningham, Klaproth, Reardon and Keil. “I don’t want to see too many changes in the village,” Winne said. “Nothing seems to have come from the changes that have already been made.”

Roberta Schiff voted for the Alliance Party, which was endorsed by Rhinebeck Democrats and was made up of Miller, Rheden, Long and Kraft.

“I feel the Alliance Party has a better chance of addressing the issues that are facing the village, including making necessary changes to the comprehensive plan,” Schiff said.