Governor Gina Raimondo has made good on her pledge to find a place in her administration for former Department of Labor and Training director Charles Fogarty, nominating him to lead the Division of Elderly Affairs.
Fogarty served two terms as lieutenant governor and was the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in 2006, losing a close race to Republican incumbent Don Carcieri.
Raimondo replaced Fogarty as DLT director with Maryland import Scott Jensen and said he would take another job elsewhere in her administration. Catherine Taylor left her post as head of Elderly Affairs last year to pursue an unsuccessful Republian race for lieutenant governor.
In a statement, Raimondo said, "From his days as a state and lieutenant governor, Charlie has shown compassion and commitment to our state's senior citizens. This understanding, combined with expertise in leading a state agency, will be invaluable as we work to improve services to our state's elderly community. I am grateful for his continued service.
Fogarty faces confirmation by the state Senate. According to the governor's office, he has an MPA from the University of Rhode Island and a BA from Providence College.