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DOLI Commissioner C. Ray Davenport.

Mr. C. Ray Davenport was appointed Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry by Governor Terry McAuliffe in April 2014. Mr. Davenport previously served as Commissioner of the Department from 2002-2009 in Governor Mark Warner and Governor Tim Kaine’s administrations.  He has most recently served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Virginia AFL-CIO, one of two executive officers of the organization. 

Ray is a product of Virginia’s registered apprenticeship program graduating as a journeyman crane operator, and was later elected as Business Manager of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 147. He served 13 years as Principal Officer of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 147 as well as 7 years as President of the Virginia State Building and Construction Trades prior to being appointed as Virginia’s Commissioner of Labor and Industry. Ray holds a B.A. in Labor Studies from George Meany Center for Labor Studies/Antioch University and a M.S. from University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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