A new voice for Rhode Island
Seth Magaziner is running for Treasurer to bring new energy and fresh ideas to Rhode Island state government.
Seth was born and raised in Bristol, and his parents taught him the importance of public service from a young age. After college, Seth worked as an elementary school teacher in rural Louisiana during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. As the recession hit businesses and families across the country, Seth went to graduate school to study how the financial system can be changed to empower working people.
Since returning home to Rhode Island, Seth has worked at Trillium Asset Management, a socially responsible investment firm with over one billion dollars of assets under management. As a Vice President at Trillium, Seth oversees more than one hundred million dollars of investments, and he has helped produce strong returns for retirement funds, religious organizations and nonprofit endowments.
As Treasurer, Seth will focus on initiatives to put Rhode Islanders back to work and make our state competitive in the 21st century economy. He will provide support to small businesses and entrepreneurs, champion programs to upgrade our state’s infrastructure, and work with bank and community leaders to crack down on predatory financial services and build a financial system that works for all Rhode Islanders.
An investment professional with a strong track record, Seth will bring a steady hand to the state’s retirement system, and will work to increase transparency, manage risk, and reduce unnecessary fees.
Seth lives in Providence and is an active member of the community. He serves on the boards of Crossroads RI, the state’s largest provider of services to the homeless, and Serve RI, which promotes volunteerism and community service.
Previously, Seth was the treasurer of the campaign for marriage equality, and a board member of Common Cause of Rhode Island and the Bristol 4th of July Committee. Seth holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Brown University and a master’s degree in business administration from Yale University.