S-E grad could be next Ithaca mayor

ITHACA – A 2005 graduate of Sherburne-Earlville could become mayor of the City of Ithaca next year.

Democratic Party voters elected 24-year-old Svante Myrick over two other mayoral contenders in a close primary on Tuesday. He won 45.9 percent of the vote.

Ithaca Mayor Carolyn Peterson is not running.

Myrick, whose family still resides in Earlville, is a 2009 graduate of Cornell University. He currently serves as alderman for Ithaca’s Fourth Ward, a jurisdiction that has, in the past, often elected young Cornell students to serve in government.

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