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Peter Rivera's Biography
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Peter Manuel Rivera
2 Children: Lauren Elizabeth, Peter, Junior
Ponce, Puerto Rico
JD, Saint John's Law School, Jamaica, 1974
BA, Business Administration, Pace College, 1968
Assemblymember, New York Assembly, 1992-2012
Speaker Pro Tempore, New York State Assembly, 2011-2012
Treasurer, Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus, 2011-present
Chair, Assembly Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force, present
Member, Assembly Task Force on Affirmative Action
Member, Assembly Task Force on Community School District Governance Reform
Member, Assembly Task Force on Economic Development
Member, Assembly Task Force on High Speed Rail
Member, Assembly Task Force on New Americans
Member, Assembly Task Force on Workers' Compensation
Member, Governor's Committee on the Judiciary
Member, Mayor's Committee on City Marshals
Attorney, Private Practice, 1978-present
Assistant District Attorney, Homicide Bureau, Bronx District Attorney's Office
Police Officer, South Bronx
Federal Agent, Drug Enforcement Agency, 1970-1971
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, El Comité de la Providencia
Member, Gateway National Recreational Commission
Member, Spanish Community Progress Foundation
Member/President, Puerto Rican Bar Association, 1982-1983
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