Governor Daniel J. McKee

Governor
DEMOCRAT

Biographical
  • Date of Birth: 06/16/1951
  • Spouse: Susan
  • Children: Matthew; Kara
Contact Information
  • 82 Smith St., Providence, RI, 02903
  • Office Phone: (401)222-2080
  • TTY: 711
  • Fax: (401)222-8096
  • Email: [email protected]
General Background
  • High School: Cumberland High Schoo
  • College: Assumption College, BA
  • Graduate School: Harvard University - Kennedy School of Government, MBA
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
  • Public Offices and Appointments: Mayor, Town of Cumberland 2000-2004, 2006-2014
  • Prior Government Offices: Lt. Governor 2015-2021
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, Antonio Afonso
Deputy Chief of Staff, Christopher Abhulime
Deputy Chief of Staff, T. JosephAlmond
Executive Counsel, Claire Richards (401)222-2080
Senior Advisor, Thomas Mullaney
Senior Advisor to the Governor, Christopher Farrell
Senior Advisor to the Governor, Brenna McCabe
Senior Advisor to the Governor of Education, Christine LopesMetcalfe
Director of Communications, Andrea Palagi
Press Secretary, Alana Cerrone-O’Hare
Legislative Director, Kevin Horan
Manager of Appointments, Craig Dwyer
Director of Policy/ Senior Counsel, Kimberly Ahern
Director of Municipal Affairs, Paulette Hamilton
Director of Constituent Service, Guerline Aurelus
Director of Community Affairs and Outreach, Rosa DeCastillo

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