Gina Raimondo, Governor
On January 6, 2015, Gina Raimondo was inaugurated as the 75th governor of Rhode Island and the first woman elected to the office.
Governor Raimondo is focused on rebuilding the state’s economy and creating middle class jobs that can support families. She is calling all Rhode Islanders to join together to create a “Rhode Island Comeback” – an attitude of shared community and openness to change, and an emphasis upon building needed job skills, attracting entrepreneurs, and supporting innovation inside and outside government.
Governor Raimondo began her political career in November 2010 when she was elected to serve as General Treasurer of Rhode Island. As General Treasurer, she lead the effort to address the state's unfunded pension liability and shepherded passage of the Rhode Island Retirement Security Act, which passed with bi-partisan support in both chambers of the General Assembly.
Prior to serving as General Treasurer, Governor Raimondo co-founded Point Judith Capital, a joint venture firm involved in dozens of successful start-up companies. She began her early career as a law clerk for US District Judge Kimba Wood, and later served as senior vice president at a venture capital firm based in Massachusetts.
Governor Raimondo was born May 17, 1971 in Smithfield, Rhode Island and attended LaSalle Academy in Providence, where she was valedictorian of her graduating class. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a B.A. in Economics, received a Ph.D. in sociology from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and received her J.D. from Yale Law School.
Governor Raimondo resides in Providence with her husband Andrew Kind Moffit and their two children, Ceci and Tommy.