Mayor Svante Myrick seeks donations as he considers a re-election run

March 16, 2015 by Rachel Cera

"Four years ago this week," Mayor Svante Myrick says, is when he decided to run for mayor of the City of Ithaca. Today, he's "gauging support for a re-election campaign."

Mayor Svante Myrick on election night in 2011. 14850 Photo.Mayor Svante Myrick on election night in 2011. 14850 Photo.Back in 2011, a member of Ithaca's Common Council, Myrick was to become the youngest mayor in Ithaca's history and its first black mayor. He won a four-way race with not just a plurality, but a majority, of the vote. "Thousands of you supported me then, and every day since," the mayor said this morning. "Your advice, work, criticism, and love have made the City of Ithaca an even better place to live."

The mayor turned 28 this weekend, and said today, "I love this City and I love to serve this City. I feel like my service has made a difference and I'd like to continue."

The Campaign Committee of Myrick for Ithaca is accepting donations at Campaign contributions for local elections cannot exceed $1,000.

"If you still believe in Ithaca and if you still believe in the path we've set, then I need your continued support," Mr. Myrick said in his announcement. He says if he ends up deciding not to run for re-election, campaign contributions will be returned.

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