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Councilor Juan Pichardo

Councilor Juan Pichardo represents Ward 9, which includes the Elmwood and South Elmwood neighborhoods. Pichardo served as a state senator from 2003 until 2017. He served as a member of the RI Air National Guard from 1988 until 2010, retiring at the rank of Master Sergeant. He is now self-employed as a realtor with Exp Realty. He currently serves as the President Pro Tempore of the City Council and is the Vice Chair of the Committee on Finance, and a member of the Committee on Claims and Pending Suits, Committee on Urban Redevelopment Renewal and Planning, and the Rules Committee. Pichardo is also a member of the Water Supply Board and Board of Parks Commissioners.  

Ward 9: Elmwood & South Elmwood

Ward 9 consists of the Elmwood and South Elmwood neighborhoods. Located in the South Side of the city, Ward 9 is home to Roger Williams Park and Roger Williams Zoo, two of the most popular outdoor attractions in Providence. It is one of the most diverse areas in the City, with a prominent Hispanic community. The Elmwood neighborhood is also the location of many historically preserved Victorian homes from the nineteenth century.
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