November 4, 2015

Smith, Gearhart Win Seats on City Common Council

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Two candidates ran uncontested and won their seats Tuesday on the City of Ithaca Common Council.

The Common Council — which consists of two representatives from the city’s five wards — manages the city’s finances and properties.

In an uncontested race, Stephen Smith was re-elected as alderperson for the fourth ward on the Common Council. Smith is also the assistant director at Cornell’s Alumni Affairs and Development office and has represented the Collegetown neighborhoods.

In another uncontested race, Rob Gearhart was elected to the alderperson position representing the third ward on the Common Council. Gearhart, currently the assistant provost for online learning and extended studies at Ithaca College, will represent eastern Ithaca neighborhoods.

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