Svante Myrick, Mayor, City of Ithaca
"I am proud to work alongside Deb Mohlenhoff, Deb leads the fight inside City Hall for a more efficient government. Through the City's more turbulant fiscal times, she chaired the City Administration Commmitee and the City's Budget Process - and delivered - not only just a balanced budget but lowered tax rates. She's an excellent public servant and I know she'll continue delivering for the 5th Ward if she's reelected."
Josephine Martell, 5th Ward Common Council Representative
"Deb is smart, dedicated, and gets things done! She is truly committed to making Ithaca a better, safer, and healthier place for all people to live in and puts in the long hours to make it happen. It's been an honor to work alongside Deb these four years and I am proud to support her candidacy to continue to serve our City!"
Seph Murtagh, 2nd Ward Common Council Representative
"The City of Ithaca has been extremely fortunate to have Deb Mohlenhoff on Common Council. During my time on Common Council, I've gotten to know her as a passionate, tireless, dedicated advocate for her community, whether it's organizing a benefit event for the victims of the Simeon's crash, facilitating a strategic planning session for the city's senior staff and Common Council, or helping to plan Wizarding Weekend. She's smart, detail-oriented, professional, and caring. As Acting Mayor and Chair of the City Administration Committee, Deb does an enormous amount of work to keep the city running smoothly, including leading Common Council through the city's budget process - not an easy task. And this is all on top of working a demanding job as the Director of Student Activities for TC3. Honestly, I'm not sure how she manages to do it all, but I'm glad she does, because the City of Ithaca has benefited immensely from her service. I'm very pleased she's running again, and I enthusiastically endorse her reelection campaign."
John Barber, Retired Chief of the Ithaca Police Department
"I have enjoyed working closely with 5th Ward Alderwoman Deb Mohlenhoff while I was the Chief of the Ithaca Police Department. Deb is a hard-working and thoughtful person who genuinely cares about our community as evidenced by her strong work ethic on Common Council. I've personally experienced her professionalism and dedication not only as a council member, but as the chair of the City Administrative Committee and the City Budget Committee. Deb has streamlined arduous government processes and created more efficient and effective & standardized procedures. Deb is also deeply involved in our community and can often be found volunteering at local events. It is without hesitation that I strongly endorse Deb Mohlenhoff for re-election as she continues to serve our wonderful community!"
Ellen McCollister, Former 3rd Ward Common Council Representative
"As long-time chair of Council’s City Administration Committee, Deb has a proven track record in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Ithaca’s local government. A skilled manager and tireless worker, she always keeps the big picture in mind but never loses sight of her constituents' daily needs and concerns. Deb’s professionalism, follow-up, and communication skills have time and again earned her the respect of City Hall departments and her colleagues on Council."
Cornell Woodson, Associate Director for Diversity and Inclusion at Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations
"I have known Deb since I was a first year student at Ithaca College. I can't think of another individual who advocates for the needs of this community. She has a knack for bringing folks together to do amazing work. Deb is the real deal!"
Laura Lewis, Chair, 5th Ward Democratic Committee
"Deb was the first person I contacted when we experienced flooding from an ice jam 2 winters ago. Not only was she very responsive during that time, including coming down to fill sand bags, she was instrumental in planning a "thank you" event for all the DPW, IFD and IPD staff who worked overtime to secure our neighborhood during the flooding. Deb is responsive to questions and concerns of 5th Ward residents. She keeps residents informed on issues affecting us and, on occasion, represents the city at large as Acting Mayor. I strongly endorse her candidacy to continue to represent the 5th Ward!"