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Seth Magaziner

Seth Magaziner
General Treasurer of Rhode Island
Assumed office
January 6, 2015
Governor Gina Raimondo
Preceded by Gina Raimondo
Personal details
Born Seth Michael Magaziner
(1983-07-22) July 22, 1983
Bristol, Rhode Island, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Brown University
Yale University
Website Official website

Seth Magaziner (born July 22, 1983) is an American investment professional and the General Treasurer of the State of Rhode Island.[1]

Early life and education

Magaziner is a native of Bristol, Rhode Island and the son of Bill Clinton policy advisor Ira Magaziner.[2] He graduated from Milton Academy in Milton, Massachusetts in 2002.[3] He then attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he served as president of the Brown University Democrats, president of the College Democrats of Rhode Island and served on the Brown University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice.[4][5]

Magaziner received a Master of Business Administration from the Yale School of Management, in New Haven, Connecticut.[4]


Magaziner worked as Elementary School teacher at Creswell Elementary School in Hurricane Katrina ravaged Opelousas, Louisiana from 2006-2008, as a Teach for America Corps member.[1] In 2009, he worked as an associate at Point Judith Capital, a Rhode Island based venture capital firm.[4]

After graduate school, Magaziner went to work at Trillium Asset Management, a Boston, Massachusetts based socially responsible investment firm, as a vice president and lead analyst for energy, banking, and diversified financial sector investment.[4]

Rhode Island General Treasurer

On October 22, 2013, Magaziner announced his intention to run for Rhode Island General Treasurer in an online announcement video.[1] He won the Democratic nomination in the September 9 primary election, defeating former Treasurer Frank Caprio.[6] Magaziner was elected on Tuesday November 4th, defeating Independent candidate Ernest A. Almonte.[7]

Community service

Magaziner serves on the board of directors of Serve Rhode Island, which administers [9] and had served on the board of directors of Common Cause Rhode Island.[1]

Magaziner was active in the successful campaign for marriage equality in Rhode Island. He serves as a board member of Marriage Equality Rhode Island,[2][10] and served as treasurer of the pro-equality group and political action committee, Fight Back RI.[11][12]


  1. ^ a b c d *Gregg, Katherine. "Seth Magaziner announces candidacy for RI state treasurer", The Providence Journal, Providence, 22 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b Donnis, Ian. "Seth Magaziner considering a run for Treasurer in 2014", RIPR, 16 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Class of 2002 10th Reunion", Milton Academy, accessed 29 January 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d Lamb, Katherine. "Magaziner '06 to run for R.I. general treasurer", The Brown Daily Herald, 24 October 2014.
  5. ^ Jones, Brian C. "Young voters on the move", The Providence Phoenix, October 29 - November 4, 2004.
  6. ^ *Kuffner, Alex. "Magaziner ends Caprio’s comeback for general treasurer", The Providence Journal, Providence, 9 September 2014.
  7. ^ *Parker, Paul Edward. "Political newcomer Magaziner defeats Almonte to be next R.I. general treasurer", The Providence Journal, Providence, 5 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Serve RI - Board, Serve Rhode Island, accessed 28 January 2014.
  9. ^ "Board of Directors", Crossroads Rhode Island, accessed 28 January 2014.
  10. ^ Jones, Brian C. "The campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in RI", Providence Journal.
  11. ^
  12. ^ Filing Amendment for MERI PAC, Rhode Island Board of Elections, accessed 29 January 2014.

External Links

  • Official website
  • ′Why I'm Running′ (2014 campaign announcement video)
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