Gina Raimondo

American politician

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.

Gina Raimondo
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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
Born
Gina Marie Raimondo

(1971-05-17) May 17, 1971 (age 50)
Smithfield, Rhode Island, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Andrew Moffit (m. 2001)
Children2
EducationHarvard University (AB)
University of Oxford (MA, DPhil)
Yale University (JD)
WebsiteGovernment website

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 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.[2] Her nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 2, 2021 with a 84-15 vote.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Democrat Gina Raimondo becomes Rhode Island's first female governor". news.yahoo.com.
  2. Zeleny, Jeff (7 January 2021). "Biden poised to tap Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to lead Commerce Department". CNN. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  3. "Senate confirms Gina Raimondo as Biden's commerce secretary". CNN. March 2, 2021.

Other websitesEdit

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