Elorza Campaign Gains Momentum with New Additions
Providence, RI – As the campaign season picks up momentum, so too has
Jorge Elorza’s run for Mayor of Providence. He announced this week several
new additions to his campaign team, including five prominent co-chairs.
The new hires include Field Director Kristina Fox, Deputy Field Director Charon
Rose, and Communications Director John Taraborelli. “We are recruiting young,
dynamic talent to further our mission of uniting One Providence,” said Elorza.
“With emerging leaders like Kristina, Charon, and John joining our team we’re
going to bring fresh perspectives and new energy into this campaign.” They join
Campaign Manager Marisa O’Gara, Finance Director Jordan Day, and Campaign
Coordinator Juan Espinoza on Elorza’s staff.
Fox is a rising star on the state’s political scene, having co-founded the newly
reconstituted Young Democrats of Rhode Island; she currently serves on that
organization’s board. She was previously the Director of Organizing for Ocean
State Action, and is a 2014 New Leaders Council Fellow.
Rose comes to the Elorza team after a decade at Women & Infants Hospital. She
is a New Leaders Council board member and incoming co-director, as well as a
board member for the Black and Latino Community Partnership.
Taraborelli was most recently the Special Projects Manager at Providence Media,
publishers of Providence Monthly and East Side Monthly. He is an award-winning
journalist and graduate of Leadership Rhode Island’s Zeta II class of 2010. He is
also the organizer of Pecha Kucha Providence, a monthly forum for sharing ideas.
All three are Rhode Island natives.
Elorza also announced five high profile campaign co-chairs. The influential
people leading his campaign are: Phil West, former pastor and retired head of
Common Cause Rhode Island; Marie Langlois, board member of the Rhode
Island Foundation; John Kelly, Meeting Street School Chief Executive Officer and
President; Central Falls Deputy School Superintendent Victor F. Capellan, who
considered joining the Providence mayoral race earlier this year; and Lorraine
Lalli, who graduated from Classical High School with Elorza in 1994 and teaches
with him at the Roger Williams University School of Law.
Stan Israel, formerly of SEIU 1199, also join’s Elorza’s team as labor co-chair.
“We are so grateful to have the support of these respected community leaders,”
said Elorza. “Their wisdom and experience will elevate this campaign to new
heights, and we stand united in our belief that our city will rise and succeed as