ITHACA, N.Y. — Mayor Svante Myrick was endorsed by the City of Ithaca’s Democratic Committee on Thursday night.
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Myrick accepted the endorsement at Thursday night’s quarterly meeting of the Tompkins County Democratic Committee, according to a news release.
The mayor was first nominated by City of Ithaca Democratic Committee Chair Laura Lewis, a motion seconded by Ithaca Common Council member Seph Murtagh, the news release said.
Will Myrick face any competition?
This year’s election will take place on November 3.
It remains unclear if Myrick will face any competition in the race; four years ago, he defeated Pam Mackesey and J.R. Clairborne in a close primary race before also winning a contested general election.
On Friday, the Tompkins County Board of Elections that it was too soon to say if Myrick will face an opponent; the first due date for petitions, according to BOE officials, is in June.
Additionally, in an interview on Friday, Tompkins County Republican Vice-President Henry S. Kramer said he couldn’t confirm if the local GOP would run a candidate against Myrick.
“We’re still looking at that question; I can’t give you an answer to it yet,” Kramer said.
Janis Kelly, who ran against Myrick as a Republican four years ago and lost, has since expressed support for his policies.
“I think the mayor’s first three years have gone extremely well,” she said in an interview in January. “I think he has displayed a level of close analysis and careful and insightful decision making.”
Previous Ithaca Voice coverage of Mayor Myrick
In Ithaca mayor’s tiny and rural hometown, the ‘myth’ of Myrick grows – “He’s the small town boy who made it big.” Ithaca Voice
Entering 4th year, Mayor Myrick defends ‘complete revolution’ in Ithaca government – Mayor Svante Myrick said he has led a “complete revolution” of Ithaca’s government over the last three years that has both transformed the city for the better and triggered an occasionally fierce backlash. Ithaca Voice
Who opposes Mayor Myrick’s ‘transformation’ of Ithaca, and why? – “I think we’re going too fast, and too big,” one Council member says. Ithaca Voice
Mayor Myrick on 4 big issues, including the Commons, truck safety, and Cornell – “This problem happens often enough with tragic enough consequences that we have to act on it. But we have to be careful not to overreact,” Myrick says of truck safety. Ithaca Voice
In sweeping speech, Mayor Myrick says new Commons will be best downtown in U.S. – In an address that drew from sources ranging from Abraham Lincoln to Fyodor Dostoevsky. Ithaca Voice
Citing rise in overdoses, Mayor Myrick says new drug policy ‘desperately needed’ for Ithaca – A rise in overdoses. More property crime. Racially disparate results. Ithaca Voice
5 reasons Mayor Myrick is excited for Ithaca’s new hospitality training program – Mayor Svante Myrick announced a new program this week to train Ithaca workers in the hospitality business. Ithaca Voice
Update: Myrick steers donors to campaign account for Ithaca mayoral race – Mayor Svante Myrick on Monday steered donors to a campaign account registered with the state for an Ithaca mayoral race. Ithaca Voice
Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick announces re-election bid – “Today I am announcing that I am ready to work hard to win four more years as Mayor of the City of Ithaca.” Ithaca Voice