Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick has announced attorney Seth Peacock as his selection to fill the upcoming vacancy left by Judge Scott Miller as a result of his recent election to County Court.
On his decision, the mayor cited his new appointee’s “balance of legal experience, proven commitment, ties to the community, and innovative ideas to address some of the challenges faced in City Court.”
Peacock previously served as a City Court Judge in 2014 and will serve his newest appointment period from January 1 to December 31, 2020.
His seat will then be filled from 2021 onwards by the winner of next fall’s election.
“I am honored and humbled to serve my community of 20 years as Ithaca City Court Judge,” said Peacock. “In all of my time living in Ithaca, I have tried to be of service whether as an Ithaca City and Tompkins Seneca Tioga BOCES Board of Education member or youth coach and mentor. As judge, I hope to have a positive impact for those who are struggling while at the same time increasing the safety and quality of life for the entire community. I will treat everyone with dignity and respect and implement innovative approaches to some of the serious issues confronting our community.”
Ithaca City Court currently has two judges who handle various matters including landlord tenant disputes, evictions, criminal matters, traffic tickets, Small Claims Court, and local law and building code violations.
Mr. Peacock will now sit on the Court alongside the Hon. Rick Wallace.