- Associated Press - Friday, June 29, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and his fiancee are new parents.

Elorza and Stephanie Gonzalez announced that their first child, Omar Ernesto Elorza Gonzalez, was born Friday.

The Democratic mayor said in a statement that they’re excited to welcome Omar to the world and filled with joy as they grow their family.

He says Gonzalez and the baby are happy and healthy.

Elorza is running for re-election this year. Gonzalez, who is a former Central Falls councilperson, works as an associate director of partnerships at a public charter school.

A wedding date has not been announced.

Elorza says he’ll be spending time with this family for a few days.

He thanked the staff at Women and Infants Hospital.

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