Politiquotes of the Week: Nov. 11

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Svante Myrick

"I don’t think it’s just coincidence that the city embraced me or that I embraced the city. If I hadn’t lived the life — racially, economically, culturally — that made me a good fit for this job, I never would’ve thought to run for [mayor], and the voters never would’ve thought to elect me,” said Ithaca, New York’s mayor-elect Svante Myrick, who is just 24 and bi-racial, about his history-making election. “I’ve lived a life of paradoxes; I’ve definitely experienced things from many perspectives, and I think that's helped bridge the divides [in Ithaca].”

(Photo: SvanteMyrick.com)

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