I went into the election cycle with a completely open mind, and in fact, I was quite familiar and friendly with several of other the candidates prior to meeting Svante. However, after listening to Svante and his many opponents during the numerous public forums, it became clear that Svante has used his term on Common Council well. Svante demonstrates superior mastery of the workings of City Government. I believe him when he says he is not afraid to make a timely decision after obtaining good advice. We need a Mayor that is ready to take action and Svante has the energy and intellect necessary for this demanding task.
Scott Miller, local attorney, Board Member Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, Board Member Downtown Ithaca Alliance, previous chairperson of Ithaca Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Cornell Law School Lecturer