COOPERSTOWN – Bob Schneider, the artist, realtor and antiques dealer here for many years, was elected mayor last Tuesday of the Village of Stamford, Delaware County, where he moved five years ago.
He defeated Naikyemi Odedefaa, 85-51.
“I know we both have the same good intentions for the village, and I invite her to participate in any way we can find that serves our mutual interests,” Schneider was reported saying in The Mountain Eagle, the local newspaper there.
Schneider, a landscape painter, and his wife, Suzy Goetz, a portrait painter who maintained a studio in the Key Bank building, moved to Cooperstown from the Hudson Valley in 1998. While here, he was a realtor for Ashley Connor and operated an antique shop at the corner of Main and Chestnut.
Active in community life, he was a trustee of Hyde Hall, The Cook Foundation (Brookwood) and the Otsego Land Trust.
He is also the brother of John Schneider, who played Beauregard “Bo” Duke in the hit 1980s TV show, “The Dukes of Hazzard,” and visited his brother during Hall of Fame weekends here.