Assembly District 84 - Democratic Primary
★PREFERRED CANDIDATE –MAXIMINO RIVERA– DEM★
Age: 62 Occupation: Retired Postal Worker
Education: Bronx Community College (degree not reported)
Maximino Rivera is running for State Assembly because he would like to help his community but believes that the current Assembly member has not done an effective job. Rivera has been active in his community as part of a tenant advocacy organization and as a school board member. He is a retired postal worker who served as shop steward for the union for 28 years. Rivera supports all of Citizens Union’s reform issues and believes that establishing a campaign finance system with public matching funds at the state level will help in creating more competitive elections. Rivera also supports lowering contribution limits, especially for corporations because he believes corporations do not represent people’s interests. Beyond reform, Rivera wants to create a district office of organizers that will advocate for change in the community. If elected, he will advocate against mayoral control and the privatization of schools. Rivera believes the waterfront can be utilized to spark economic development and wants to subsidize small businesses to pay a living wage rather than reward companies like Fresh Direct for not moving to New Jersey. Citizens Union believes that Rivera has a strong passion for working for the community and if elected to office, he will be more engaged in serving his constituents than the incumbent.