Eliazar made history in North Carolina by becoming the first openly LGBTQ Latino elected official after winning a special election on May 17, 2022. Originally from Florida, Eliazar grew up in the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas and has been living and working in Carrboro since 2016. He currently serves as the Organizing Director of Equality NC, which is the oldest statewide organization dedicated to securing rights and protections for the LGBTQ community. Additionally, he is the Founder of Posada Strategy Consulting, a consulting firm that helps nonprofit and grassroots organizations build capacity, develop programs, and create strategies around fundraising, community outreach, and advocacy.
Eliazar is committed to tackling some of the most pressing issues affecting our communities today, including Equality for All, Affordable Housing, and Equitable Public Transit. These critical issues address the core needs of those who have been underserved by our current systems. As a council member, Eliazar will continue his efforts to ensure that decisions made at the council table reflect the entire community.
With his background and experience, Eliazar brings a unique perspective to the council. He is passionate about making a difference in people's lives and is dedicated to working towards a more inclusive and equitable future for all. His leadership and vision will undoubtedly help move Carrboro forward in a positive direction.