Gina Raimondo

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Gina Raimondo
40th United States Secretary of Commerce
Assumed office
March 3, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
DeputyDon Graves
Preceded byWilbur Ross
75th Governor of Rhode Island
In office
January 6, 2015 – March 2, 2021
LieutenantDaniel McKee
Preceded byLincoln Chafee
Succeeded byDaniel McKee
Chair of the Democratic Governors Association
In office
December 1, 2018 – December 4, 2019
Preceded byJay Inslee
Succeeded byPhil Murphy
30th General Treasurer of Rhode Island
In office
January 4, 2011 – January 6, 2015
GovernorLincoln Chafee
Preceded byFrank Caprio
Succeeded bySeth Magaziner
Personal details
Gina Marie Raimondo

(1971-05-17) May 17, 1971 (age 52)
Smithfield, Rhode Island, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Andrew Moffit (m. 2001)
EducationHarvard University (AB)
University of Oxford (MA, DPhil)
Yale University (JD)
WebsiteGovernment website

Gina Marie Raimondo (born May 17, 1971) is an American politician, businesswoman, and venture capitalist. She is a member of the Democratic Party. In 2021, she became the United States Secretary of Commerce under the Joe Biden administration.

In 2015, Raimondo became the 75th Governor of the State of Rhode Island. She is the first woman to be Governor of Rhode Island.[1] She removed "Providence Plantations" from the name of the state in 2020. She removed it because plantations are related to slavery.[2] Before that, she was the General Treasurer for the State of Rhode Island from 2011 through 2015.

On January 7, 2021, President-elect Joe Biden nominated Raimondo to serve as the United States Secretary of Commerce in his cabinet.[3] Her nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 2, 2021 with a 84-15 vote.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Democrat Gina Raimondo becomes Rhode Island's first female governor".
  2. Rhode Island moves to change official name over slavery ties
  3. Zeleny, Jeff (7 January 2021). "Biden poised to tap Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to lead Commerce Department". CNN. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  4. "Senate confirms Gina Raimondo as Biden's commerce secretary". CNN. March 2, 2021.

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