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Clay Pell

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Former candidate for
Governor of Rhode Island
Bachelor'sHarvard University
J.D.Georgetown University
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Service/branchUnited States Coast Guard
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Clay Pell was a Democratic candidate for Governor of Rhode Island in the 2014 elections.[1]

Pell served as U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for International and Foreign Language Education. He left the post in October 2013 after announcing he was considering a bid for governor.[2]


  • Bachelor's: Harvard University
  • J.D.: Georgetown University



See also: Rhode Island gubernatorial election, 2014

Pell ran for election to the office of Governor of Rhode Island.[2] He did not win the Democratic primary on September 9, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Primary results

Governor of Rhode Island, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGina Raimondo 42.1% 53,990
Angel Taveras 29.1% 37,326
Clay Pell 26.9% 34,515
Todd Giroux 1.8% 2,264
Total Votes 128,095
Election Results via Rhode Island Board of Elections.


Pell is the grandson of six-term U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell. He is married to Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan.[2]

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