Governor Gina M. Raimondo

Governor
DEMOCRAT

Biographical
  • Date of Birth: 05/17/1971
  • Spouse: Andy Moffit
  • Children: Cecilia; Thompson
Contact Information
General Background
  • High School: La Salle Academy, 1989
  • College: Harvard University, BA, 1993
  • Graduate School: Oxford University, Rhodes Scholar, 1997; Yale Law School, 1998
Major Responsibilities
  • As chief executive, the Governor is responsible for public health, environmental management, human services, business regulation, workforce development and training, transportation, homeland security, emergency management, and law enforcement. The Governor also serves as the captain general and commander in chief of the military and naval forces of Rhode Island. The Rhode Island Constitution authorizes and requires the Governor to prepare and present to the General Assembly an annual, consolidated operating and capital improvement state budget. The Governor also has broad constitutional appointment power for judges, state officers and members of executive boards and commissions. She can exercise legislative veto and general pardon authority. The Governor also serves as Chair of the Board of Commerce RI (Economic Development).
Public Service Information
  • Prior Government Offices: Rhode Island General Treasurer, 2011-2015
Description
  • The chief executive power of this state is vested in the Governor. The Governor has the constitutional responsibility and authority to ensure that the laws of Rhode Island are faithfully executed.
Key Staff
Chief of Staff, David Ortiz (401)222-2080
Senior Deputy Chief of Staff, Kevin Gallagher (401)222-2080
Deputy Chief of Staff, Nicole Verdi (401)222-2080
Executive Counsel, Claire Richards (401)222-2080
Senior Advisor, Dan Connors (401)222-2080
Director of Communications, Jennifer Bogdan (401)222-2080
Press Secretary, Joshua Block (401)222-2080
Legislative Director, Steve Kavanagh (401)222-2080
Manager of Appointments, Joseph Masino (401)222-2080
Director of Policy, Nell Abernathy (401)222-2080
Director of Public Engagement, Joseph Sacks (401)222-2080
Senior Outreach Manager, Americo Vota (401)222-2080

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