Democratic candidate for mayor, Jorge Elorza, has received his first endorsement from a Providence city council member. Elorza is running against city council president Michael Solomon who has launched an ad critical of Elorza.
Councilman Bryan Principe represents the 13th Ward on Providence’s west side. His endorsement came during an event where Elorza outlined a public safety plan tied to community development and education.
His main rival in the democratic primary, Michael Solomon, has rolled out a television ad questioning Elorza’s experience and whether he’s ready to run the city.
This comes just a week before the September 9th primary where the winner will face republican Daniel Harrop and former mayor and twice convicted felon Buddy Cianci who is running as an independent.
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