Jim Dennis, County Legislature, District 15

I am supporting Svante Myrick because I believe the time has come for the City of Ithaca to have a new generation of leadership.

I’ve been an elected official for 18 years, 13 on Common Council and another 5 as a County Legislature.  I know what it takes to do the job of Mayor, and I know Svante has the life experiences, knowledge, and skills to be the next Mayor of Ithaca.

Svante knows what it means to have a struggling existence, as his family lived in and out of poverty during his childhood.  Yet he has persevered to graduate from one of the top universities in the nation. He will approach the position of Mayor knowing that some difficult decisions will have to be made over the next few years.  Every government has to live with a 2% tax cap when government’s costs are increasing in double digit numbers. It is a challenging time to be an elected official, Svante knows this and he will do what is necessary to keep Ithaca moving ahead.

He has my full support.

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