RI’s First Female Governor is Inaugurated - Gina Raimondo
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Rhode Island's most notable Governors include the likes of William Sprague, III, Thomas Dorr, Henry Lippitt, Theodore Francis Green, John Pastore, John Chafee and now a Rhodes Scholar - Raimondo.
Take a look at some of the images from Tuesday's frosty event.
Related Slideshow: Gina Raimondo is Inaugurated as the 75th Governor of RI
Gina Raimondo was inaugurated on Tuesday, Janary 6, 2015 as Rhode Island's 75th--and first female-- Governor.
Joined by her family, Raimondo was sworn in on the south steps of the Rhode Island State House.
For a further look at her day, see the slideshow below.
Gina Raimondo waves to the crowd after being presented with the gorget by Major General Kevin R. McBride.
The gorget was used by 14th century knights to protect their necks from swords and various other weapons
The gorget symbolizes Raimondo's status as Governor and the Commander and Chief of the RI National Guard.
"To spark Rhode Island’s comeback, we have to do three things:
First, BUILD THE SKILLS our students and workers need to compete in the 21st century;
Second, ATTRACT entrepreneurs and investment in industries of our strengths, to stimulate our economy and create jobs;
And third, INNOVATE, including in our state government, to enhance accountability and deliver value to taxpayers," Raimondo said in her first speech as Governor of Rhode Island.
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