Democrat Seth Magaziner files to run for RI treasurer in 2014July 12th, 2013 at 4:49 pm by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
Seth Magaziner, 29, filed an official notice July 3 with the R.I. Board of Elections declaring his intention to run for treasurer as a Democrat, which will allow him to raise money for a campaign.
Magaziner said he hasn’t made up his mind yet about whether to run.
“I’m still exploring a run for General Treasurer, and filing for candidacy will allow me some additional flexibility as I continue the decision making process,” he told WPRI.com in an email.
The incumbent treasurer – Democrat Gina Raimondo – is widely expected to challenge Gov. Lincoln Chafee for Rhode Island’s top job next year. Raimondo’s predecessor, Frank Caprio, and former Auditor General Ernie Almonte are also running for treasurer, though Caprio hasn’t said whether he’ll run as a Democrat.
Magaziner works as a vice president at Trillium Asset Management, a Boston-based firm that makes socially responsible investments. He worked for Point Judith Capital, Raimondo’s former venture-capital firm, as a summer associate in 2006 and spent two years in Teach for America. He received a bachelor’s from Brown University in 2006 and an MBA from Yale in 2010.
Magaziner, who lives in Providence, has served on the boards of Common Cause Rhode Island, Marriage Equality Rhode Island and Crossroads Rhode Island. He led Brown’s College Democrats as an undergrad. His interest in the treasurer’s job was first reported in May by Rhode Island Public Radio.
His father Ira is perhaps best-known as the architect of Hillary Clinton’s aborted 1993 effort to overhaul the U.S. health-care system. A decade before that he led the failed effort to pass the Greenhouse Compact in Rhode Island. He now works as CEO of the Clinton Health Access Initiative and has a home in Bristol.
This post has been updated.
(photo: Trillium Asset Management)