Schools, Jobs & Community
As mayor, I will use my leadership and experience to make Providence a place with a thriving middle class. I will invest in our schools, help create jobs, and support our communities to ensure that we unleash the full capacity of our city.
PROVIDENCE, R. I. -- Former Housing Court Judge Jorge O. Elorza says it is his goal to make Rhode Island's capital "a place where working families can succeed."
Elorza, 36, is the first candidate to formally announce his bid to become Providence's next mayor with a news conference. He did it at his childhood, West End home -- now part of the Providence Rescue Mission's facilities -- with his parents, Central Falls Mayor James Diossa and several campaign staffers standing behind him.
(Nov. 18) – Providence attorney, law professor and former Housing Court Judge Jorge Elorza announced
his candidacy for Mayor of Providence today before a crowd of community leaders and supporters
in front of his childhood home on Cranston Street. Referring to the challenges that many Providence
families face today, Elorza cited his own experiences being raised by factory workers on the West End as
a major factor in embarking upon a public service career and, ultimately, deciding to run for Mayor of the
My name is Jorge Elorza and I’m running for Mayor for one reason: I want to ensure that Providence becomes a place where working families can succeed. We live in one of the most
wonderful cities in the country, and I firmly believe that Providence can be a place where every family can achieve its dream. I want the middle class to thrive and we will accomplish this by bringing the various neighborhoods together and focusing on what we all have in common.
(Nov. 18) – El abogado, profesor de derecho y ex magistrado de la corte de vivienda de Providence,
Jorge Elorza, anuncio su candidatura a la alcaldía de Providence hoy ante un nutrido público de líderes
comunitarios y aliados frente a la casa donde se crio en la calle Cranston.
Refiriéndose a los retos que enfrentan muchas familias de Providence hoy día, Elorza cito sus propias
experiencias vividas en el barrio como un factor principal al momento de decidirse por un camino
Democratic mayoral candidate and former Providence Housing Court Judge Jorge Elorza announced today that he has exceeded his fundraising expectations in his first 30 days of raising money, garnering $60,000 in contributions in addition to a personal loan of $22,000.
When announcing his likely bid for Mayor on his campaign website, Elorza set a goal to raise $30,000 in his first 30 days of fundraising.