(Hamilton, NY – April 2012) The Madison County Democratic Committee announced last week that it will feature a special guest speaker at its spring meeting in Hamilton. Svante Myrick, the recently elected 24-year-old mayor of Ithaca, will speak on “A New Definition of Greatness” at the Colgate Inn Tuesday April 3. His political success and unusual personal background have some parallels to that of President Barack Obama and are attracting not only local, but also national, attention.
Shortly after his election victory Myrick was the subject of extensive media attention; most recently he was interviewed on Brian Williams’s MSNBC Rock Center show. Born of bi-racial parents, he grew up with a single mother and his maternal grandparents in Earlville, town of Hamilton, and graduated from Sherburne-Earlville High School.
He was accepted by Cornell University and graduated in 2009 with the help of scholarships and part-time work. While a junior at Cornell, he was elected to a four-year term on the Ithaca City Council and contributed some valuable innovations. A more complete profile of Mr. Myrick can be found on the county committee’s new website at madisonconydems.com and at hamiltondemocrats.org.
Starting at 7 p.m., there will be a reception with coffee, tea and cookies, and an opportunity to meet the speaker and his family before he takes the podium at 7:30 p.m.
The public is invited.