Seth Yurdin was first elected to represent Ward One of Providence in 2006. Seth was re-elected in 2010 and 2014. He represents Fox Point, Downtown, and parts of the Wayland and College Hill neighborhoods.
Seth has pushed for solutions to the critical problems our neighborhood and city face - to create good paying jobs for Providence residents, ensure affordable housing and preserve our neighborhood quality of life in the face of new development, pushing for civil rights and racial equality. In our neighborhood, Seth has worked hard to support local business, our schools, libraries and parks.
Seth attended Boston University and New York University School of Law. He is an attorney in private practice
Seth's law practice focuses on local start-up businesses, and he represents low income, disabled and elderly residents in a range of cases. He has worked to protect citizens' right to vote, including in the 2004 General Election in Florida. Seth has mentored middle school students on the court system.
Seth has been a volunteer with Rhode Island Chapter of the American Red Cross and has been a volunteer shelter manager with Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA). In 2005, Seth traveled from Rhode Island to Gulfport, Mississippi in response to Hurricane Katrina, where he managed a Red Cross shelter for storm victims.
Seth enjoys the outdoors – hiking and cross country skiing – and growing tomatoes in the Fox Point Community Garden.