Patrick J. Mehler
Patrick is a rising senior at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations, running in a special election to represent the Fourth Ward of Ithaca's Common Council. After being appointed in October 2021, Patrick has worked to united the student and permanent resident community in Collegetown, successfully passing renter-friendly housing legislation, finding an additional 1.2 million dollars for infrastructure reconstruction, and creating the Collegetown Celebration.
Patrick was proud to vote for Ithaca's 2030 electrification plan and is now advocating to make Collegetown a more pedestrian-safe area that students, small business owners, and permanent Ithacans can walk, shop, eat, study, and live in. Patrick is focused on what we can do in Collegetown and what we can do now, uplifting the community through genuine grassroots organizing and people dedicated to growing Collegetown.