|New York State Assembly District 78|
|2001 - Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||13|
|Per diem||$172/full day; $61/half day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|New York State Assembly District 77|
- 1 Committee assignments
- 2 Issues
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Endorsements
- 6 Controversies
- 7 Recent news
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
He previously represented District 77 in the New York State Assembly from 1982-1987. Rivera was a council member for District 15 of the New York City Council from 1987-2000.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Rivera served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Small Business|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rivera served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Small Business|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rivera served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2009|
On February 13, 2013, New York legislators introduced eight bills to "sweeten" government employee pensions. The nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission released a chart of these bills and their costs, totaling $1.311 billion for the state government and $46 million for local governments. Rivera sponsored one of these eight. E.J. McMahon of the pro-market Empire State Center for New York Policy criticized the bills but placed major responsibility for them on Governor Andrew Cuomo, who in 2012 raised the possibility of better pension deals if the economy improved. The New York Daily News published an editorial against the bills on February 21, denouncing the proposals as examples of "incorrigible recklessness with the public’s money."
- Assembly Bill 4914, sponsored by Peter Abbate, William Colton, Jeffrion Aubry, William Boyland, Barbara Clark, Cook, Steven Cymbrowitz, Dennis Gabryszak, Earlene Hill Hooper, Rivera, Matthew Titone, and Harvey Weisenberg, would give all non-correction officers in the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision a performance of duty disability benefit worth 75% of their final average salary. This bill would cost the state an estimated $100,000 in increased pension contributions.
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012
Rivera ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 78. He defeated Ricardo Martinez in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He defeated Luana G. Malavolta and Richard Retcho in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|New York State Assembly, District 78, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Jose Rivera Incumbent||94%||20,241|
|Republican||Luana G. Malavolta||4.6%||990|
|New York State Assembly, District 78 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Jose Rivera Incumbent||77.9%||1,813|
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010
Rivera defeated Sergio Villaverde in the September 14 Democratic primary. He was defeated by William Sullivan (R) in the general election on November 2. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the Working Familes ticket.
|New York State Assembly, District 78 2010|
|Jose Rivera (D)||9,189|
|William Sullivan (R)||990|
On November 4, 2008, Rivera won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 78, defeating opponents Jose Torres (R) and Robert Lupo (C).
Rivera raised $124,368 for his campaign while Torres and Lupo each raised $0.
|New York State Assembly, District 78 2008|
|Jose Rivera (D)||18,452|
|Jose Torres (R)||1,701|
Comprehensive donor information for Jose Rivera is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Jose Rivera raised a total of $388,103 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.
|Jose Rivera's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||New York State Assembly, District 78||$56,635|
|2010||New York State Assembly, District 78||$14,800|
|2008||New York State Assembly, District 78||$124,368|
|2006||New York State Assembly, District 78||$85,100|
|2004||New York State Assembly, District 78||$45,350|
|2002||New York State Assembly, District 78||$49,950|
|2000||New York State Assembly, District 78||$11,900|
|Grand Total Raised||$388,103|
2012Jose Rivera won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Jose Rivera raised a total of $56,635.
|New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jose Rivera's campaign in 2012|
|1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East||$8,200|
|Btm Development Partners||$4,000|
|New York State Trial Lawyers||$3,000|
|Yankee Global Enterprise||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$56,635|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Jose Rivera won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Jose Rivera raised a total of $14,800.
|New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jose Rivera's campaign in 2010|
|1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East||$3,800|
|New York City District Council of Carpenters||$2,500|
|Afscme District Council 37||$1,500|
|Cablevision Systems Corp||$1,000|
|New York State Trial Lawyers||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$14,800|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In the 2008 election, Rivera raised a total of $124,368.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Yankees Global Enterprises||$4,000|
|AFSCME District Council 37||$3,900|
|1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East||$3,800|
|Atantic Development Group LLC||$3,800|
|Altheim, Marc A||$3,500|
In 2012, Rivera’s endorsements included the following:
In March 2014, a video showing Rivera and former Assembly colleague Adam Clayton-Powell on a walking tour in the Dominican Republic in 2005 came under fire. In the video, Rivera is seen talking suggestively with and about women. In one scene, he asks a woman for her address and body measurements while Clayton-Powell pans the camera down her body. Rivera is also seen conversing with a street vendor about a beverage known as "mamajuana," the effects of which he says would leave him "strong enough to get laid with all those young ones." Rivera, a home video enthusiast, originally posted the video to his YouTube account. Blogger Andrés Duque reposted the video when Rivera took it down following a tweet by NY1 political commentator Gerson Borrero. Rivera responded to the controversy, saying the two were joking, and that he was being criticized because of changing attitudes about "the whistle of the wolf."
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Jose + Rivera + New + York + Assembly"
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- Profile from the New York State Assembly
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- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Rivera
- Citizens Budget Commission, "A Busy Day in Albany," February 20, 2013
- E.J. McMahon, Empire State Center for New York Policy, "Pension follies continue," February 21, 2013
- New York Daily News, "More, more, always more," February 21, 2013
- Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4914, accessed March 12, 2013
- State of New York, State Board of Elections, Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012
- ABC News, "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012
- New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
- Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York
- followthemoney.org, "Rivera, Jose" accessed September 24, 2013
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- New York Daily News, "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012
- Politicker, "Assemblyman José Rivera Appears in Bizarre Video," March 4, 2014. Accessed March 6, 2014
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