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By Nicole Cisneros McKeen

Svante Myrick was getting a ride home from Rob Flaherty ’13 after a meeting when he told the Ithaca Col­lege junior that he was thinking of running for mayor of Ithaca.

Flaherty was one of the first people Myrick had told. Once the campaign started, Flaherty quickly went from registering students on South Hill to acting as the...

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By Nicole Cisneros McKeen

With a name like Sam Adams, people may wonder if you’ll go into politics. “I always had an overarching goal to one day be the guy the people turn to in tough times for political or policy guidance,” says Samuel Coye Adams ’11, who is actually a distant relative of his namesake, the revolu­tionary journalist behind the Boston...

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By Nicole Cisneros McKeen

Les Bernal ’91 is executive director of Stop Predatory Gambling. He’s out to educate the public...

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By Nicole Cisneros McKeen

Georgia Bills ’74 had no intention of being in politics. She majored in music education at IC and was a mu­sic teacher. But a letter from the U.S. Army Reserve Office and an ill-timed resignation gave Bills the opportunity to serve as acting state representa­tive while Jerry Parisella, the elected state representative, was deployed to Iraq for 11...

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Since 1997, Dan Lamb ’86 has served as a top adviser to U.S. Con­gressman Maurice Hinchey.

As a district representative in Hinchey’s Binghamton, New York, office, one of Lamb’s biggest responsi­bilities is fielding the wide spectrum of opinions from 660,000 constituents and making sure everyone feels like they’re being heard.

When he’s able...

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