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Naomi Rivera
Naomi Rivera.jpg
New York State Assembly District 80
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2013
Years in position 10
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$61/half day and $171/full day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Naomi Rivera is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly. She has represented District 80 since 2005.

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.

She and her husband, Antonio Rodriguez, have two children; GianCarlo and Daniel.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rivera has been appointed to the following committees:


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



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Rivera is running in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 80. She is running against Adam R. Bermudez, Irene Estrada-Rukaj, and Mark Gjonaj in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. She is also running on the Working Families Party ticket. Nicole J. Torres is running unopposed in the Republican primary. Patrick A. McManus is running unopposed in the Conservative Party primary. William Edstrom is running unopposed in the Green Party primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012. [2]


  • 32BJ/SEIU[3]
  • Teamsters Joint Council 16[4]


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.[5] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, she ran on the Working Familes ticket.

New York State Assembly, District 80 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Naomi Rivera (D) 11,587
Joseph DeLuna (R) 3,094
Robert Goodman (C) 617


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.[6]

New York State Assembly, District 80 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Naomi Rivera (D) 20,705
Louise Delucia (R) 4,917
Patrick McManus 665

Campaign donors


In 2010, Rivera received $28,475 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]


In the 2008 election, Rivera raised a total of $23,200.[8]

Her four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
New York State Trial Lawyers $3,800
Friends Of Assemblyman Jose Rivera $3,800
Pfizer $1,500
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.[9]

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.[10]

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."[9]

The FBI, which has broad jurisdiction over non-profits, began investigating the allegations,[11] as well as the State Joint Commission on Public Ethics.[12]

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