|New York State Assembly District 80|
|2005 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
Rivera's professional experience includes deputy chief clerk for the Bronx Board of Elections; director of special events for the Bronx borough president's office; and financial services executive.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rivera served on the following committees:
- Children and Families Committee, New York State Assembly
- Education Committee, New York State Assembly
- Health Committee, New York State Assembly
- Real Property Taxation Committee, New York State Assembly
- Subcommittee on Foster Care, Chair
- Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development Committee, New York State Assembly
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rivera served on the following committees:
- Children and Families Committee, New York Assembly
- Subcommittee on Foster Care
- Health Committee, New York Assembly
- Real Property Taxation Committee, New York Assembly
- Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Committee, New York Assembly
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012
Rivera ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 80 as a Working Families Party candidate. She lost in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012, to Mark Gjonaj. She was defeated by Gjonaj in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|New York State Assembly, District 80 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Naomi Rivera Incumbent||39.8%||2,033|
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010
Rivera defeated Robert Giuffre in the September 14 Democratic primary. She defeated Joseph DeLuna (R) and Conservative Party candidate Robert Goodman in the general election on November 2. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, she ran on the Working Families ticket.
|New York State Assembly, District 80 2010|
|Naomi Rivera (D)||11,587|
|Joseph DeLuna (R)||3,094|
|Robert Goodman (C)||617|
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008
On November 4, 2008, Rivera won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 80, defeating opponents Louise Delucia (R) and Patrick McManus (C).
Rivera raised $23,200 for his campaign while Delucia and McManus each raised $0.
|New York State Assembly, District 80 2008|
|Naomi Rivera (D)||20,705|
|Louise Delucia (R)||4,917|
In 2010, Rivera received $28,475 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Naomi Rivera's campaign in 2010|
|Center For Speciality Care||$2,500|
|Afscme District Council 37||$2,500|
|Bronx Harbor Partnership||$2,500|
|Integrated Health Administrative Services Inc||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$28,475|
In the 2008 election, Rivera raised a total of $23,200.
Her four largest contributors in 2008 were:
|New York State Trial Lawyers||$3,800|
|Friends Of Assemblyman Jose Rivera||$3,800|
|Lichtman, Jeffrey A||$1,500|
Alleged misuse of public funds
On August 21, 2012, it was reported that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office and Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson were both investigating Rivera for misuse of public funds, including hiring two boyfriends to taxpayer-funded positions.
Rivera's ex-boyfriend Vincent Pinela said that Rivera named him as head of her nonprofit, the Bronx Council for Economic Development, in 2006, a position which paid $75,000. After he accepted the post, Pinela alleges Rivera began to use the organization to benefit her personally and when he broke up with her in March 2009 she sought revenge, eventually kicking him out of the position.
She hired her new boyfriend, Tommy Torres, to community-relations director of her district office in Morris Park, a full-time position which paid $1,100 a week. He left the post in early 2011. Rivera defended the hiring and called Pinela's claims "simply untrue."
In 2012, Rivera's endorsements included the following:
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- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Naomi Rivera," accessed December 24, 2014
- State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014
- State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014
- State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014
- New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Report on 2008 Campaign donations in New York," accessed August 1, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2008 contributions," accessed November 20, 2014
- NY Post, "Naomi’s hire love is probed," August 21, 2012
- NY Post, "Ex says Bx. pol Naomi Rivera 'squeezed' him out of nonprofit after he dumped her," August 20, 2012
- NY Post, "FBI joins probe of Bx. pol Rivera’s boy-toy hiring," August 23, 2012
- NY Post, "State ethics panel now investigating Bx. pol Naomi Rivera," August 24, 2012
- New York Daily News, "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012
- Capital New York, "Naomi Rivera, under investigation, lands union endorsement," August 21, 2012
|New York Assembly District 80
| Succeeded by|
Mark Gjonaj (D)
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