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Gina M. RaimondoDEMDemocrat U.S. Secretary of Commerce
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Gina Marie Raimondo (born May 17, 1971) is an American politician and venture capitalist who has served as the 40th United States Secretary of Commerce since 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served as the 75th governor of Rhode Island from 2015 to 2021, and was the first woman to serve in the role.Born and raised in Rhode Island, Raimondo began her career in venture capital following law school. In 2000, Raimondo co-founded Point Judith Capital, Rhode Island's first venture capital firm. She entered politics in 2010, when she successfully ran for the position of general treasurer of Rhode Island. During her first year in office, Raimondo prioritized reforming Rhode Island's public employee pension system.In 2014, Raimondo was elected Governor in a three-way contest with 41% of the vote. While in office, Raimondo was elected to serve as vice chair of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) for the 2018 election cycle. Reelected in 2018, Raimondo was tasked with overseeing the state's initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the 2020 presidential election, Raimondo served as co-chair of Michael Bloomberg's 2020 presidential campaign.Described as a "moderate technocrat" by The Washington Post, Raimondo is often characterized as a centrist within her party. Chosen to serve as Secretary of Commerce by President Joe Biden, Raimondo played a leading role in negotiations for Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in 2021.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
Yale Law School
Harvard University
New College
Doctor of Philosophy
La Salle Academy, Providence
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Secretary
United States Department of Commerce
2021 - Current
Governor
State of Rhode Island
2015 - 2021
Treasurer
State of Rhode Island
2011 - 2015
Founder
Point Judith Capital
2002 - 2010
Senior Vice President
Fund Development, Village Ventures
1999 - 2002
Former Clerk
Judge Kimba Wood, Federal District Court
Other Experience1 - 8 of 8
Board Member
Family Service Rhode Island
Board Member
LaSalle Academy
Board Member
Business Innovation Factory
Chair
Democratic GovernorsÂ’ Association
Chair
Committee on Quality Care, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island
Former Member
Board of Trustees, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island
Former Vice-Chair
Board of Directors, Crossroads Rhode Island
Member
Housing and Community Development Program