Election Day is still eight months away, but local campaigning is officially underway. Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick announced via social media on Wednesday that he will run for re-election in 2019.
Myrick had previously hinted at a 2019 run, asking his social media followers on Valentine's Day whether he'd have their support for another term. The post listed accomplishments from his first two terms in office including building the waterfront trail, rebuilding the Commons, rebuilding the water treatment plant and investing in affordable housing.
While the unscientific query was met with an outpouring of both praise and criticism, Myrick decided to re-enter the fray. Wednesday, he announced simply, "I'm running."