Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner

Seth Magaziner has served as Rhode Island General Treasurer since 2015, delivering honest, effective leadership that is producing real results for Rhode Islanders by creating jobs, expanding economic opportunity in the Ocean State.

Seth was born and raised in Bristol, Rhode Island, and began his career as a public school teacher before working in the socially responsible investment field. He was a key leader in the campaign for marriage equality in Rhode Island, and has fought for ethics and transparency in government

Seth became the youngest person elected to the office of Rhode Island General Treasurer in 2014. As a first-time candidate, he defeated a former Treasurer in the Democratic primary by a margin of 66-34, and a former State Auditor in the General Election by a margin of 57-43. He expanded this margin of victory when running for reelection in 2018, beating his Republican opponent by a margin of 65-35, and winning 36 of Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns.

Seth earned a bachelors degree from Brown University and a Masters in Business Administration from Yale University. Seth and his wife Julia currently live in Providence.

Seth’s priority is strengthening the economy, creating jobs and making sure every Rhode Islander has the opportunity to succeed.

Seth led an ambitious, once-in-a-generation plan to repair public school buildings all across the state, which passed a $250 million school construction bonds with 77% of the vote.

He championed millions of dollars of investments in renewable energy and green infrastructure, creating jobs and reducing dependence on fossil fuels, through new programs at the state’s Infrastructure Bank. For these efforts, Seth was named Elected Official of the Year by Clean Water Action RI and the New England Clean Energy Council.

Seth’s ‘BankLOCAL’ program has helped hundreds of small businesses get loans by moving state cash deposits to local community banks and credit unions. The program has incentives for loans to women & minority-owned businesses, veteran-owned businesses, and first-time entrepreneurs.

Seth expanded the crime victims compensation program to assist victims of domestic violence in relocating from their abusers. More than 300 Rhode Islanders have escaped their abusers as a result of this program. As the first millennial statewide officeholder in Rhode Island, Seth passed a Student Loan Bill of Rights to protect Rhode Islanders from predatory loan servicing practices.