Meet Dan McKee
Meet Dan McKee
Dan McKee is Rhode Island’s 69th Lieutenant Governor whose first term continues to prove that the Office of Lieutenant Governor can deliver significant benefits to Rhode Islanders.
As Lieutenant Governor, Dan’s public record is defined by bold initiatives to improve public education, fuel the small business sector for economic growth, enhance long term healthcare, create fiscally sounds municipalities and lower energy costs.
Born in 1952, McKee graduated from Cumberland High School and went on to receive a B.A. from Assumption College in Worcester, MA and then finally an M.B.A from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
As a six-term Mayor of Cumberland, Dan succeeded in rescuing the town’s finances from junk bond status, achieving a total of 6 bond rating upgrades over 12 years. He managed an $86 million town budget, successfully negotiated police, fire and municipal employee contracts and created the state’s first Mayoral Academy public charter school, Blackstone Valley Prep.
Participation in the community is important to Dan. He is a third generation, lifelong Rhode Island resident and has owned and operated two small businesses, providing good paying jobs for dozens of Blackstone Valley residents. A past president of the Cumberland-Lincoln Boys and Girls Club, Dan has always understood the importance of investing in our youth, as evidenced by his creation the Cumberland Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth and Learning, the only program of its kind in Rhode Island.
Dan and his wife Susan reside in Cumberland. They have two children, Matt and Kara.