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|Position = New York State Assembly District 80
 
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{{tnr}}'''Naomi Rivera''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]].  She has represented District 80 since 2005.  
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'''Naomi Rivera''' is a former [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 80 from 2005 to 2013.
  
 
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.   
 
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.   
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rivera has been appointed to the following committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rivera served on the following committees:
 
* [[Children and Families Committee, New York State Assembly]]
 
* [[Children and Families Committee, New York State Assembly]]
 
* [[Education Committee, New York State Assembly]]
 
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==Elections==
 
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===2012===
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Rivera ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|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. <ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.]</ref><ref>[http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/elections/local/results?g=nyAssembly&state=NY ''ABC News,'' "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
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{{Election box 2012
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|Chamber = New York State Assembly, District 80, General Election
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|party1 = Democratic
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|party2 = Republican
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|party3 = Working Families Party
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|party4 = Conservative
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|party5 = Green
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|winner1 = Mark Gjonaj
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Nicole J. Torres
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|candidate3 = Naomi Rivera
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|candidate4 = Patrick A. McManus
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|candidate5 = William Edstrom
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|votes1 = 22386
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|votes2 = 2600
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|votes3 = 2186
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|votes4 = 861
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|votes5 = 274
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|Chamber=New York State Assembly, District 80
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|party=Democratic
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|winner1 = Mark Gjonaj
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|candidate2 = Naomi Rivera
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|Inc2 = Y
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|candidate3 = Adam Bermudez
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|candidate4 = Irene Estrada-Rukaj
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|votes1 = 2559
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|votes2 = 2033
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|votes3 = 265
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|votes4 = 257
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====Endorsements====
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*32BJ/SEIU<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/08/32bjseiu-endorses-for-state-senate-assembly ''New York Daily News,'' "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012]</ref>
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*Teamsters Joint Council 16<ref>[http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/08/6481060/naomi-rivera-under-investigation-lands-union-endorsement ''Capital New York,'' "Naomi Rivera, under investigation, lands union endorsement," August 21, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===2010===
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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In 2010, Rivera received $28,475 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=NY&y=2010&#fC Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
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|Chamber = New York State Assembly
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|org1 = Fassler, Michael
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|org2 = Center For Speciality Care
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|org3 = Afscme District Council 37
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|org4 = Bronx Harbor Partnership
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|org5 = Integrated Health Administrative Services Inc
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|orgdonor1 = $2,500
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|orgdonor2 = $2,500
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|orgdonor3 = $2,500
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==Controversies==
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=== Alleged misuse of public funds===
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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.<ref name="NYP1">[http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bronx/naomi_hire_love_is_probed_cd2PpRUzZF81zXZmarqcwO?utm_source=SFnewyorkpost&utm_medium=SFnewyorkpost ''NY Post,'' "Naomi’s hire love is probed," August 21, 2012]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bronx/how_jilted_naomi_got_revenge_ApkywmoAXDWKCdHLRFfmsJ ''NY Post,'' "Ex says Bx. pol Naomi Rivera 'squeezed' him out of nonprofit after he dumped her," August 20, 2012]</ref>
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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."<ref name="NYP1"/>
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The FBI, which has broad jurisdiction over non-profits, began investigating the allegations,<ref>[http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bronx/feds_on_naomi_bx_tail_Jr3djIjTvI5m4JeqPMdsgL ''NY Post,'' "FBI joins probe of Bx. pol Rivera’s boy-toy hiring," August 23, 2012]</ref> as well as the State Joint Commission on Public Ethics.<ref>[http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/new_naomi_probe_qNP3MGuFQ9AnGbqGomSp8L?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Local ''NY Post,'' "State ethics panel now investigating Bx. pol Naomi Rivera," August 24, 2012]</ref>
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Naomi Rivera
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New York State Assembly District 80
Former Member
In office
2005 - 2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Websites
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Naomi Rivera is a former Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 80 from 2005 to 2013.

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

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:

Elections

2012

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. [2][3]

New York State Assembly, District 80, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Gjonaj Incumbent 79.1% 22,386
     Republican Nicole J. Torres 9.2% 2,600
     Working Families Party Naomi Rivera 7.7% 2,186
     Conservative Patrick A. McManus 3% 861
     Green William Edstrom 1% 274
Total Votes 28,307
New York State Assembly, District 80 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Gjonaj 50% 2,559
Naomi Rivera Incumbent 39.8% 2,033
Adam Bermudez 5.2% 265
Irene Estrada-Rukaj 5% 257
Total Votes 5,114

Endorsements

  • 32BJ/SEIU[4]
  • Teamsters Joint Council 16[5]

2010

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.[6] 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

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.[7]

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

2010

In 2010, Rivera received $28,475 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Naomi Rivera's campaign in 2010
Fassler, Michael$2,500
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

2008

In the 2008 election, Rivera raised a total of $23,200.[9]

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

Controversies

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.[10]

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.[11]

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."[10]

The FBI, which has broad jurisdiction over non-profits, began investigating the allegations,[12] as well as the State Joint Commission on Public Ethics.[13]

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New York Assembly District 80
2005–2013
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