In the latest sign of his campaign’s strength on the East Side, Democratic nominee for Mayor of Providence Jorge Elorza picked up several new endorsements and reaffirmed two existing supporters. In all, five East Side legislators and one presumptive winner in the upcoming general election endorsed him. Senator Josh Miller, who represents Cranston but operates businesses in Providence, also joined in endorsing Elorza.
The new round of endorsements includes Miller, along with East Siders Representative Chris Blazejewski, Councilman Seth Yurdin, Councilman Sam Zurier, and Aaron Regunberg, the Democratic nominee for former House Speaker Gordon Fox’s seat. Senator Gayle Goldin and Representative Edith Ajello, both of whom endorsed Elorza in the primary, joined the chorus of support today too.
“We were proud to stand with Jorge Elorza on September 9, and we will continue to see him on to victory in the general election,” Goldin said, on behalf of both her and Ajello. “The new wave of supporters lining up behind him is just further evidence that this is the right candidate to move Providence forward.”
Seth Yurdin voiced his support, saying, “Jorge Elorza will build on our strengths. He has detailed plans to support our neighborhoods, continue our drive to make Providence a more sustainable city, and to make sure City Hall is open, transparent, and accountable to all our residents.”
Elorza was grateful for the support, saying, “It’s an honor to work with these great public servants on our campaign, but what I’m really looking forward to is working with them as Mayor to truly achieve One Providence.”
Earlier this week, Elorza announced a slate of significant endorsements from South Side and Latino leaders Senator Juan Pichardo, Representative Grace Diaz, Representative Scott Slater, and Councilwoman Sabina Matos.
Elorza is the Democratic candidate in the election for mayor on November 4.