Sag Harbor Elects Schroeder for Mayor, Rana for Justice
Longtime Sag Harbor Village Clerk Sandra Schroeder, who had been serving as the village’s deputy mayor for the past year, was elected mayor of Sag Harbor Tuesday night, while East Hampton Town Justice Lisa Rana was elected to fill the village’s part-time justice post.
Ms. Schroeder, who retired as village clerk half a decade ago and had been serving on the village board, will replace six-year Village Mayor Brian Gilbride, who decided not to seek re-election this year. Before Mr. Gilbride was elected mayor he had served on the village board for 21 years.
Ms. Schroeder received 338 votes, while her opponent, Village Trustee Robbie Stein, received 281 votes. Dr. Stein is a clinical child psychologist who has a practice in Sag Harbor.
Justice Rana, who took home 277 votes, will be replacing Sag Harbor’s first-ever village justice Andrea Schiavoni, who also decided against running for reelection this year. Ms. Rana, who lives in Amagansett, is a three-term incumbent in East Hampton who also maintains a private practice. She will continue on as town justice while serving in the village.
Her opponents, Michael Bromberg and Stephen Grosssman, took home 260 votes and 65 votes, respectively.
Mr. Bromberg, an attorney, longtime village zoning board chairman, and a paramedic with the village ambulance corps, is the only justice candidate who lives in Sag Harbor Village. Looking to increase the pool of candidates, Sag Harbor allows residents of East Hampton and Southampton towns to run for justice in the village.
Mr. Grossman is an attorney with a practice in Sag Harbor who lives in East Hampton.
Voters also returned Village Trustees Ed Deyermond and Ken O’Donnell to the village board on Tuesday. Both incumbents were running unopposed. Mr. Deyeromnd received 454 votes and Mr. O’Donnell took home 427 votes.
Ms. Schroeder’s election as mayor will leave a vacancy on the village board.