Peter Rivera

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Peter Rivera
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New York Commissioner of Labor
Incumbent
In office
June 30, 2012 – Present
Years in position 2
PartyNon-partisan
PredecessorColleen Gardner
Compensation
Base salary$127,000
Elections and appointments
AppointedMarch 2012
Appointed byGov. Andrew Cuomo (D)
Campaign $$595,298
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly District 76
1993 - June 30, 2012
Education
Bachelor'sBusiness Administration, Pace College, 1968
J.D.Saint John's Law School, Jamaica, 1974
Personal
Birthday11/12/1946
Place of birthPonce, Puerto Rico
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Peter Rivera (b. November 12, 1946) is the New York Commissioner of Labor. He was appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in March 2012 and officially took office on June 30, 2012.[1]

Rivera previously served as a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 76 from 1993 until his resignation on June 30, 2012 to take over as Commissioner of Labor. He was serving as State Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore at the time.

Biography

Rivera is an attorney in private practice. His other professional experiences include federal agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency; assistant district attorney, homicide bureau for the Bronx District Attorney's Office; and a police officer in South Bronx.

Education

Rivera earned his BA in business administration from Pace College and a JD from Saint John's Law School, Jamaica. He has two children; Lauren and Peter.[2]

Political career

Commissioner of Labor (2012-Present)

Rivera was appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in March 2012 and officially took office on June 30, 2012.[3]

New York State Assembly (1993-2012)

Rivera previously served as a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 76 from 1993 until his resignation on June 30, 2012 to take over as Commissioner of Labor. He was serving as State Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore at the time.

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/Appointments

2012

Rivera was nominated as New York Commissioner of Labor by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on March 24, 2012. Cuomo stated, "Assemblyman Rivera has the knowledge and experience to take the department to the next level."[4]

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Rivera defeated Luis Sepulveda in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Steven Stern (R) and Walter Nestler (G) in the general election on November 2.[5]

New York State Assembly, District 76 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Rivera (D) 13,898
Steven Stern (R) 1,194
Walter Nestler (G) 246

2008

On November 4, 2008 Rivera won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 76, defeating opponent Charles Serrano (R).

Rivera raised $95,600 for his campaign while Serrano raised $0.[6]

New York State Assembly, District 76 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Rivera (D) 26,832
Charles Serrano (R) 2,167

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rivera is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Rivera raised a total of $595,298 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 21, 2013.[7]

Peter Rivera's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2010 NY State Assembly Won $95,800
2008 NY State Assembly Won $95,600
2006 NY State Assembly Won $91,723
2004 NY State Assembly Won $111,366
2002 NY State Assembly Won $42,909
2000 NY State Assembly Won $55,425
1998 NY State Assembly Won $102,475
Grand Total Raised $595,298

2010

In 2010, Rivera received $95,800 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Peter Rivera's campaign in 2010
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$3,800
New York State United Teachers$3,000
Mundo Red It LLC$3,000
79Th Street Realty Corp$2,500
New York City District Council Of Carpenters$2,500
Total Raised in 2010 $95,800

2008

In the 2008 election, Rivera raised a total of $95,600.[9]

His 6 largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $4,000
Friends of Sheldon Silver $3,800
AFSCME District Council 37 $3,500
New York State AFL-CIO $3,000
New York State United Teachers $2,500
New York City District Council of Carpenters $2,500

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Political offices
Preceded by
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New York Assembly District 76
1993–June 30, 2012
Succeeded by
Micah Kellner (D)
Preceded by
Colleen Gardner
New York Commissioner of Labor
June 30, 2012 - Present
Succeeded by
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