NEW: Providence Mayoral Candidate Elorza Closes Quarter with $82K
Friday, October 04, 2013
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.
"I am thrilled at the outpouring of support that our grassroots campaign has received across our great capital city," said Elorza. "People from neighborhoods all across Providence are investing in our vision for a thriving middle class with good jobs, stronger schools, safe streets and thriving artistic and entrepreneurial communities."
Born in a triple decker in the city’s West End, Elorza is a "proud product of the city’s public school system". He attended the Community College of Rhode Island, then the University of Rhode Island, and went on to graduate from Harvard Law School.
Upon completing law school in 2003, Elorza returned to Providence to work as a staff attorney for Rhode Island Legal Services where he provided free legal services to low-income clients and represented families who were being evicted from their homes and who lived in slum conditions.
Elorza served as an associate justice of the Providence Housing Court from 2010 to 2013 and, since 2005, has been a tenured Professor of Law at Roger Williams University.
Elorza lives in Providence’s Silver Lake neighborhood.
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