As a member of the Cornell Organization for Labor Action, I have seen Svante’s dedication to helping others through his work on the Sweatfree Ithaca proposal. Svante met with leaders from religious organizations, labor unions, and student groups to push forward the initiative, even though it was not in his committee. He is proactive, reaching out to constituents instead of waiting for them to bring problems to him. Instead of shifting his legislative focus to match changing political tides, he sees through his projects and works on each issue until the best possible solution is found. Svante is the kind of Mayor Ithaca needs: a tireless leader dedicated to improving the lives of everyone he serves.
Alex Bores, Labor Activist