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Current alderpeople, including Cynthia Brock, Jorge DeFendini, Tiffany Kumar and Phoebe Brown are running for reelection. Kayla Matos, deputy director at the Southside Community Center, is a new candidate running to represent the 1st Ward.

More candidates for Common Council elections come forward

By Lorien Tyne, News Editor February 21, 2023
More candidates for the City of Ithaca’s Common Council have announced their campaigns for the November 2023 general election.
All 10 of the Common Council seats will open up this year with all the members’ terms ending Dec. 31 and each seat will be filled after a primary election in June and the general election in November.

Local officials begin election campaigns for Common Council

By Lorien Tyne, News Editor February 1, 2023
Robert Cantelmo, current 5th Ward Alderperson, announced his campaign for the 2023 Ithaca mayoral race. As of Feb. 1, no other candidates for mayor have come forward.
Amanda Champion, candidate the Distrcit 12 seat for Tompkins County Legislature, writes that students must become involved in their local democracies to have an impact on both local and national politics.

Commentary: Students must vote in local elections

By Amanda Champion October 3, 2017
Though many have come to Ithaca from someplace else, if you call Ithaca home right now, you’re one of us.
Youth vote secures Obama’s second term

Youth vote secures Obama’s second term

By Nicole Ogrysko, Senior Writer November 8, 2012
According to CNN exit polls, 60 percent of youth voters — aged 18 to 29 — voted for President Obama’s re-election, while 37 percent of young voters picked Gov. Mitt Romney. In 2008, 66 percent of young voters chose Obama, leaving 31 percent to vote for Republican Sen. John McCain.
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