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.
|40th United States Secretary of Commerce|
|Assumed office |
March 3, 2021
|Preceded by||Wilbur Ross|
|75th Governor of Rhode Island|
January 6, 2015 – March 2, 2021
|Preceded by||Lincoln Chafee|
|Succeeded by||Daniel McKee|
|Chair of the Democratic Governors Association|
December 1, 2018 – December 4, 2019
|Preceded by||Jay Inslee|
|Succeeded by||Phil Murphy|
|30th General Treasurer of Rhode Island|
January 4, 2011 – January 6, 2015
|Preceded by||Frank Caprio|
|Succeeded by||Seth Magaziner|
Gina Marie Raimondo
May 17, 1971
Smithfield, Rhode Island, U.S.
Andrew Moffit (m. 2001)
|Education||Harvard University (AB)|
University of Oxford (MA, DPhil)
Yale University (JD)
In 2015, Raimondo became the 75th Governor of the State of Rhode Island. She is the first woman to be Governor of Rhode Island. She removed "Providence Plantations" from the name of the state in 2020. She removed it because plantations are related to slavery. 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. Her nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 2, 2021 with a 84-15 vote.
- "Democrat Gina Raimondo becomes Rhode Island's first female governor". news.yahoo.com.
- Rhode Island moves to change official name over slavery ties
- Zeleny, Jeff (7 January 2021). "Biden poised to tap Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to lead Commerce Department". CNN. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
- "Senate confirms Gina Raimondo as Biden's commerce secretary". CNN. March 2, 2021.
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