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. During the 2011-2014 term, he served as Majority Leader of the Council and was Chairman of the Committee on Ordinances.
Seth has pushed for more open and transparent city government and continues to advocate for neighborhood quality of life, the environment, public health, and public education.
Prior to his election to the Council, Seth was a Fox Point Citizens Association board member, monitoring the I-195 development and encouraging community participation in the planning process.
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 is 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.