- Associated Press - Thursday, September 4, 2014

NAME: Guillaume De Ramel (pronounced gee-OHM’ day-rah-MELL’)

AGE: 40

OCCUPATION: Businessman with background in real estate development and finance

EDUCATION: Degrees from Hobart College and Columbia University.

FAMILY: De Ramel comes from a wealthy and prominent Newport family. His mother is socialite Elizabeth Prince, and he is descended from Boston financier Frederick Henry Prince. The Prince family for decades owned Marble House, one of Newport’s best-known summer “cottages,” now open to the public. He also has a centuries-old political pedigree: He is a descendant of Montesquieu, the 18th century French political philosopher, and William Bradford, second governor of Massachusetts Bay colony. De Ramel’s wife, Molly Falconer De Ramel, is a former reporter and anchor for Fox News. They have two children.

NAME: Nellie Gorbea (pronounced gor-BAY’-uh)

AGE: 47

OCCUPATION: Former deputy secretary of state; has run or helped run several nonprofit groups, including HousingWorks RI, United Way of Rhode Island and the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island. She is founding president of the Rhode Island Latino Civic Fund.

EDUCATION: Degrees from Princeton and Columbia universities.

FAMILY: Gorbea’s husband, Steven D’Hondt, is a professor at the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. Gorbea grew up in Puerto Rico and now makes her home in North Kingstown with her husband and their three daughters.