"Too many Rhode Islanders are out of work, and of those that are working, too many are struggling to pay their bills," Magaziner said in a video announcing his run. "I'm running for treasurer to bring new ideas and new energy to state government. We can do great things in Rhode Island, but we can't expect the same State House insiders who created this mess to get us out of it."
The Treasurer's job is about more than numbers; it is about solving problems and improving the overall economic outlook, Magaziner said. H said he will use his experience as an investment manager — handling more than $1 billion in retirement, college and non-profit savings — to help fix the problems Rhode Island faces now and into the future.
Specifically, Magaziner said he'll focus on improving Rhode Island's aging infrastructure, extend support for small business and entrepreneurs, and "create financial empowerment opportunities in underserved communities."