Eli was born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut and is running for the Board of Alders (the city council) in Ward 1. Eli currently serves as the Director of the Progressive Caucus in the Connecticut state legislature, where he helped win passage of a $15 minimum wage, paid family and medical leave, and criminal justice reform. Eli is also a member of the New Haven Homeless Advisory Board, a volunteer reading and writing tutor for recently-immigrated kids in the city, and a sophomore at Yale University.
At 19, Eli would be the youngest person ever elected to the New Haven Board of Alders. On the Board, Eli plans to fight for more affordable housing, better jobs, and stronger public schools in the community he loves. Eli strongly believes in the power and importance of public service, and he is looking forward to collaborating with local leaders to support New Haven’s working families.