Governor Gina M. Raimondo
On January 6, 2015, Gina M. Raimondo became the 75th Governor of Rhode Island and the state’s first female governor. During her time in office, Governor Raimondo has kick-started the state’s economy and created thousands of jobs. Rhode Island’s unemployment rate—the highest in the country during her first campaign for governor—is now in line with the national average and the lowest it’s been in three decades. She’s made record investments in infrastructure, education and job training. Under her leadership, Rhode Island became the fourth state in the country to offer tuition-free community college to every high school graduate.
Before becoming Governor, Governor Raimondo served as Rhode Island’s General Treasurer. She has a background in venture capital and holds degrees from Harvard, Oxford, and Yale. She and her husband Andy live in Providence with their two kids, Ceci and Tommy, and their rescue dog, Sparky.