Elorza Closes 2013 with $182,000

PROVIDENCE, RI – Democratic mayoral candidate and former Providence Housing Court Judge Jorge Elorza announced today that he brought in $182,000 in his first 4 months of fundraising. After expenses, Elorza finished the year with over $170,000 in the bank. At the beginning of his campaign, Elorza set a goal to raise $30,000 in his first 30 days of fundraising and far exceeded that goal, ending his first month with $60,000 in private donations and loaning himself another $22,000 totaling $82,000.

 Today, Elorza announced that his campaign closed the final quarter of fundraising with an additional $100,000. This results from $50,000 in contributions and a $50,000 loan from the candidate.

“I am humbled by the support that our campaign has received from people across the city who share our vision of One Providence”, said Elorza. “This campaign is one built on grassroots efforts stemming from every neighborhood in the city, and I am grateful that those efforts have enabled us to start 2014 on such a positive note.”

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 CCRI, then URI, and went on to graduate from Harvard Law School.

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.

As a Judge, Elorza made headlines when he began to hold banks accountable for the hundreds of foreclosed and abandoned properties scattered throughout the city. He also has served on the Board of several prestigious institutions such as The Rhode Island Foundation, The Miriam Hospital (Board of Governors), and the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University.

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