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Jose Rivera
Jose Rivera.jpg
New York State Assembly District 78
Incumbent
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly District 77
1982-1987
Websites
Office website
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Jose Rivera is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 78. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000. As of the 2013 session, Rivera serves as State Assembly Assistant Majority Whip.

He previously represented District 77 in the New York State Assembly from 1982-1987. Rivera was a council member in the 15th District of New York City Council from 1987-2000.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Rivera served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging
Agriculture
Insurance
Small Business

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rivera served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rivera served on the following committees:

Issues

Pension sweeteners

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.[2] 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.[3] 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."[4]

Elections

2012

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. [6][7]

New York State Assembly, District 78, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJose Rivera Incumbent 94% 20,241
     Republican Luana G. Malavolta 4.6% 990
     Conservative Richard Retcho 1.4% 301
Total Votes 21,532
New York State Assembly, District 78 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJose Rivera Incumbent 77.9% 1,813
Ricardo Martinez 22.1% 513
Total Votes 2,326

2010

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.[8] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the Working Familes ticket.

New York State Assembly, District 78 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jose Rivera (D) 9,189
William Sullivan (R) 990

2008

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.[9]

New York State Assembly, District 78 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jose Rivera (D) 18,452
Jose Torres (R) 1,701
Robert Lupo 222

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Rivera received $387,089 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[10]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jose Rivera's campaign in 2010
New York State Trial Lawyers$16,500
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$15,500
Mason Tenders District Council Of Greater New York$10,500
Pearl, Morris$10,000
Friends Of Liz Krueger$9,500
Total Raised in 2010 $387,089

2008

In the 2008 election, Rivera raised a total of $124,368.[11]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
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
Fine, Peter $3,500

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Rivera’s endorsements included the following:

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