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Jun 16, 2015 11:00 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

UPDATE: Sandra Schroeder Elected Mayor Of Sag Harbor; Lisa Rana Voted In As Village Justice

Sandra Schroeder is congratulated by fellow candidate Dr. Robby Stein after learning she was elected mayor of Sag Harbor on Tuesday night. ALYSSA MELILLO
Jun 17, 2015 10:12 AM

In a close race, Sandra Schroeder was elected mayor of Sag Harbor Village on Tuesday night, beating Dr. Robby Stein by 57 votes.

In the race for the village justice seat, Lisa Rana won with 277 votes, although Michael Bromberg was close behind with 260 votes. Stephen Grossman received 65 votes.

Village Trustees Ed Deyermond and Ken O’Donnell, who each ran unopposed for additional two-year terms, received 454 and 427 votes, respectively. Jeff Peters received two write-in votes, and Bruce Tait and Scott Smith each got one.

Nearby North Haven Village also held its election on Tuesday night. Incumbents Jim Laspesa and James Davis, both of the North Haven Party, ran unopposed to continue serving as trustees on that Village Board.

At the Sag Harbor Fire Department’s firehouse on Brick Kiln Road Tuesday night, a tearful Ms. Schroeder hugged family, friends and supporters immediately following the announcement of the results, which took about an hour to tally. She had received 338 votes; Dr. Stein garnered 281.

Dr. Stein, who worked alongside Ms. Schroeder on the Village Board this past year, gave her a congratulatory hug after her win was announced. On Wednesday morning, he said he was happy for her and that he looked forward to continuing their amicable relationship. “I’m glad that Sandra and I work well together,” he said.

Both Dr. Stein and Ms. Schroeder were one year into a two-year term on the Village Board during the campaign, so Dr. Stein will remain a Village Board member.

Ms. Schroeder, who currently holds the position of deputy mayor, begins her two-year term as Sag Harbor’s leading official on Monday, July 6.

As voters trickled out of the firehouse Tuesday night, the new mayor stood by to chat with reporters, describing her win simply as “wonderful.” She said her first task will be to appoint a trustee to replace her on the Village Board, with the help of Dr. Stein, Mr. Deyermond and Mr. O’Donnell.

“Now I get to do stuff, and we’re all going to work together,” she said. “It’s like a dream come true.”

A lifelong resident of Sag Harbor, Ms. Schroeder first ran for mayor, unsuccessfully, in 2013. She worked for the village for more than 20 years and said it was always a dream of hers to one day serve as mayor.

Earlier this month, she pushed for the Village Board to consider imposing a partial building moratorium so officials could make changes to the village code to help curb overdevelopment. She said that would be her biggest issue to tackle as mayor.

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The politicians panic with straight talk, pc is all they understand. Trump is right on the money but he will be attacked from every corner by politicians who cannot stand the thought of losing their power
By 27dan (2708), Shinnecock Hills on Jun 16, 15 9:46 PM
We have no political parties.
Just a gang of self absorbed greedy thugs, posing as representatives of "the people".

Elections are nothing but a popularity contest to see who gets chosen to go "line their pockets" in DC.

Trump does not need any more money and today he has scared the crap out of all of them!
By They call me (2696), southampton on Jun 16, 15 10:26 PM
Why do the Southampton Town Trustees get so much flak and never even hear what Village Trustees do. What are their responsibilities?
By lirider (270), Westhampton Beach on Jun 16, 15 11:29 PM
Straight talk in DC is a threat to the system, it's tie to get over Party affiliation and deal with the troubling issues that we face as a nation.
By bigfresh (4381), north sea on Jun 17, 15 4:34 AM
Troubling issues ? People to pre occupied with political correctness to even recognize a troubling issue, the nation is going collectively crazy, 71% of those polled by MSNBC say it is perfectly fine for Rachel Dolezal to be 'trans-racial,
By They call me (2696), southampton on Jun 17, 15 10:43 AM
Congratulation's Sandra, now we can rebuild as a Village, she can clean up all the damage Brian did. And by the way when did Stein become Dr. Stein ? Either Robbie is misrepresenting himself or the press didn't do their homework.
By Sagdays (23), Southampton on Jun 17, 15 8:54 AM
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Stein is a PhD...for about 30+ years....I am guessing you are not...
By em (50), sagaponack on Jun 17, 15 2:40 PM
Your right EM I do not hold a PhD but this article is not about me. I did not know Robbie held a doctoral degree, I know some Psychotherapist don't have PhD's so if you read his diploma on the wall in his office congratulations.
By Sagdays (23), Southampton on Jun 18, 15 9:01 PM
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