Gina Marie Raimondo is a politician and endeavor capitalist in the United States of America. She has been working as the 75th Rhode Island Governor since 2015. Gina was the first woman governor of Rhode Island and she is a member of the democratic party.
Gina Raimondo Quick facts and information
|Full name||Gina Marie Raimondo|
|Date of birth||May 17, 1971|
|Age||49 years old|
|Birth Place||Smithfield, Rhode Island, U.S.|
|Education||LaSalle Academy/ Harvard University (AB)/ New College, Oxford (MA, DPhil)/ Yale University (JD)|
|Residing Place||Governor’s Mansion|
|Marital Status||Married (Andrew Kind Moffit)|
|Children||Two (Cecilia and Thompson Moffit)|
|Social Media||Instagram/ Facebook/ Twitter|
|Net Worth||Approximately $5 million|
Gina Marie Raimondo was born on 17th May 1971. She spent her childhood in Smithfield, Rhode Island. She is of Italian descent. Gina grew up in a tight-knit Italian American family in Smithfield and she has two elder siblings. Her parents are Joseph and Josephine Raimondo. Gina’s grandfather came from Italy to Rhode Island when he was 14. She learned to study English at the Providence Public Library. Her father was a veteran of the World War II Navy from a butcher family. For 26 years, he worked at the Bulova watch factory in Providence. And, the company moved its work overseas.
Gina Raimondo Body Measurement
|Height||5 feet 6 inches|
|Weight||55 kg (121lbs.)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Gina stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches. She weighs about 121 lbs or 55 Kg. She has dark brown eyes with brown hair. She wears a size 6 shoe (UK).
Gina Raimondo Education
Gina completed her high school from LaSalle Academy. She joined Harvard University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in Economics in 1993. She served on The Harvard Crimson staff. She obtained a Master of Arts (MA) degree and a Ph.D. in Philosophy in Sociology from Oxford college in the year 2002. Her doctoral thesis was supervised by Anne H. Gauthier and Stephen Nickell which was on single motherhood. In the year 1998, Raimondo received a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School.
Gina Raimondo Career
Raimondo worked in the United States district court as a law clerk to federal Judge Kimba Wood for the Southern District of New York right after she graduated from the Yale law school. Raimondo worked as senior vice president for Fund Development at the Williamstown, Massachusetts based venture capital firm.
Raimondo came back to Rhode Island in the year 2000 to co-found the first venture capital company in the state, Point Judith Capital. Afterward, Point Judith moved its offices to Boston, Massachusetts. Raimondo worked as a general partner at Point Judith covering investments in health care and she keeps some executive duties with the company.
On November 2, 2010, Raimondo won the State Treasurer’s election and took office in 2011. Raimondo ran for election to the Rhode Island Governor’s office. In the primary, Raimondo won the Democratic nomination. On November 4, 2014, the general election took place. In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Raimondo endorsed Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary.
Gina Raimondo Works
- Gina headed the effort to reform Rhode Island’s public employee pension system during her first year as General Treasurer, which was 48 percent funded in 2010.
- The Ocean State Investment Pool (OSIP) was created by Raimondo as a low-cost investment vehicle to help the state and municipalities better manage and enhance the investment performance of their liquid assets used for day-to-day operations, including payroll and operating expenses.
- Raimondo launched the first ‘Investor Relations Portal’ of the State, which includes financial information and related reports from the General Treasurer’s Office, Rhode Island’s Employees’ Retirement System, the State Budget Office, the Revenue Department, and the Auditor General’s State Office.
- Governor Raimondo focuses on rebuilding the economy of the state and creating employment in the middle class that can support families.
- As General Treasurer, she led the effort to address the unfunded pension liability of the state and shepherded passage of the Rhode Island Retirement Security Act, which was passed in both chambers of the General Assembly with bi-partisan support.
- Raimondo serves as vice-chair of the board of directors of the largest homeless services organization in the state, Crossroads Rhode Island. She was the Women and Infants Hospital administrator and chairman of its Quality Committee until 2011. She has served on the boards of Rhode Island’s La Salle Academy and Family Service.
Gina Raimondo Criticism
- Computer system failure of state government
Elizabeth H. Roberts, Raimondo’s Executive Secretary of Health and Human Services, resigned from her position in February 2017 due to the failed implementation of the botched Unified Health Infrastructure Project (a new statewide computer network).
- Ratings of approval
Raimondo has consistently ranked in the bottom four in approval ratings for all governors in the United States since assuming office.
- Fatalities and near-fatalities at RI DCYF
Due to its relatively high rate of deaths and near-deaths of children in its care, the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth & Families has come under fire.
- Clash with Gov. Cuomo of New York over COVID-19 quarantine
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo threatened Raimondo on March 28, 2020, with a lawsuit over a new state quarantine policy that would ensure that New York-hit coronavirus individuals would self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Rhode Island.
Gina Raimondo Awards and Achievements
Raimondo is a member of the Foreign Relations Council and a Rodel Fellow at the Aspen Institute. In 2012, she received an honorary degree from Bryant University and received awards from the Northern Chamber of Commerce of Rhode Island and the YWCA of Northern Rhode Island. In 2014, Raimondo was elected an Alumni Fellow at Yale. Rhode Island’s first woman governor has been recognized for her visionary ideas and implementations. Fortune named her as one of the 50 Greatest Leaders of the World in 2016.
Gina Raimondo Husband and Children
Gina married Andrew Kind Moffat. The couple first met at Oxford University in England while studying. Gina and Andrew exchanged their wedding vows on December 1, 2001, after dating for a while. Their marriage ceremony took place at the Rhode Island Roman Catholic Cathedral. During the marriage period, the couple worked in New York. Gina was a senior vice president for the development of funds at a New York company called Village Ventures. Moffit also worked for a management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, in New York, as an associate. As of 2020, they have been married for nearly 19 years.
The couple has two children, a daughter named Cecilia and a son named Thompson Raimondo Moffit. The family of four currently resides on the east side of Providence.
Gina Raimondo Social Media
Gina is active on Instagram with an account, govraimondo with 12.1k followers.
She is active on Twitter with an account, Gov Gina Raimondo with 89.4k followers (joined in January 2011) and Gina Raimondo with 30.4k followers (joined in February 2010).
Gina Raimondo Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Gina Marie is around $5 million. Her annual salary as a governor is over $125,000. Also, she receives $100,000 in extra remuneration, including bonuses and personal expenses.