Mayor Elorza selected as one of Nation’s top pro-growth progressive leaders

Mayor Elorza Selected as One of Nation’s Top Pro-Growth Progressive Leaders
Washington, D.C.
- Tuesday, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza was selected as one of 14 leaders from across the country to join the NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders), a selective national network of state and local leaders working to enact pro-growth progressive solutions in a diverse array of communities.
(A full list of new members is below.)
“We congratulate and applaud Mayor Elorza, who has shown a dedication to developing pro-growth, progressive policies that increase economic opportunity for everyone,” said Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and former Delaware Governor Jack Markell, Honorary Co-Chairs of the NewDEAL. “More than ever, we need to support outstanding state and local leaders who have innovative ideas that address the most important issues facing Americans in our new economy. We are committed to highlighting their work, while giving them the chance to learn from each other and replicate solutions that make government work better.”
The NewDEAL brings together leaders focused on expanding opportunity, helping them develop and spread innovative ideas to spur economic growth that is broadly-earned and sustainable. Most importantly, the organization facilitates the exchange of ideas among its members and connects them with other pro-growth progressive political, policy, and private sector leaders.
NewDEAL leaders have found broad support for their work, with 98 percent of members winning elections last November, across red, blue, and purple states, including eight elected to higher office. Four members were elevated to statewide office, including in the swing states of Pennsylvania and North Carolina. With today’s announcement of new members, the organization includes 152 officials from 46 states.
“The NewDEAL provides a unique and valuable opportunity for state and local leaders to learn from each other and develop policies that make today’s economy work better for everyone in our communities,” said Mayor Pete Buttigieg from South Bend, IN, who joined the network in 2012. “It’s clear that we need new voices with fresh ideas and an ability to get things done to reinvigorate the Democratic Party and address the challenges that have the greatest impact on our constituents – in education, job creation, and more effective government services. I’m thrilled that Jorge will join this effort to keep our country moving forward.”
Elorza, who took office in 2015, has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to ensuring all residents of Providence can thrive, working to transform public schools, deploying responsible budgeting practices in all city departments, and streamlining city services to improve customer service for businesses and constituents alike.  
“I am excited to be part of NewDEAL’s impressive network of leaders across the nation dedicated to making government work more effectively for all residents," said Elorza. “Joining this organization presents a great way to discover policies that are working across the country and ways that we in Providence can apply those best practices here at home."
Learn more about Mayor Elorza and the NewDEAL by visiting:
The new class of NewDEAL Leaders includes:
Loranne Ausley, State Representative, Tallahassee, FL           
Megan Barry, Mayor, Nashville, TN
Kate Bolz, State Senator, Lincoln NE   
Jeff Bridges, State Representative, Denver, CO           
Liz Brown, City Councilmember, Columbus, OH
Christopher Cabaldon, Mayor, West Sacramento, CA
Anthony Daniels, State Representative and House Minority Leader, Huntsville, AL  
Jorge Elorza, Mayor, Providence, RI   
Mat Erpelding, State Representative and House Minority Leader, Boise, ID          
Ed Lee, Mayor, San Francisco, CA
Jon Mitchell, Mayor, New Bedford, MA          
Levar Stoney, Mayor, Richmond, VA
Michael Tubbs, Mayor, Stockton, CA 
Brian Turner, State Representative, Asheville, NC

(release from City of Providence)