Gina Raimondo is Italian American on both sides of her family and has spent most of her life in Rhode Island, the state with the highest percentage of Italian Americans. Gina absorbed her familial traditions of closeness and caring, plus hard work, passion, and dedication and she is now teaching them to her children. Gina is responsible for confronting the state’s $7 billion unfunded pension liability that threatened to overwhelm the state’s budget by enacting comprehensive reform head on. Gina has put forward a comprehensive Jobs Blueprint for Rhode Island that builds on Rhode Island's strengths to get people back to work by working to raise the minimum wage, creating a statewide college scholarship program and developing new road and bridge funding to help cities and towns.
The election for Governor of Rhode Island is on November 4th, 2014.
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