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Councilman at Large  Daniel Rivera

City Hall, 280 Grove Street
Room 202
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Tel: (201) 547-5319
Fax: (201) 547-4678

Jose Cantarero, Aide


 2013 06 28 Council at Large Daniel Rivera 

Term of office
First Elected To Council: June 11, 2013
Current Term Expires: June 30, 2017


A lifelong resident of Jersey City, Councilman at Large Daniel Rivera was born in Margaret Hague Hospital. A graduate of Ferris High School, he attended St. Peter’s University and the Career Training Institute in Orlando, Fl.

Daniel is a former Clinical Coordinator of Research Projects at both Newark’s Beth Israel Medical Center, and St. Barnabas Health Care. In the past he was also employed by the Joslin Center for Diabetes, where he was a researcher in both pediatric and adult medical studies.  Currently he applies his passion for research to autoimmune diseases such as Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Osteoarthritis at the Rheumatic and Autoimmune Center of NJ in Livingston. He has served in the Phlebotomy Labs and on the I.V. Teams at all his places of employment and is highly regarded for his studies in and contributions to research into cures for some of society’s life-altering diseases.

In addition to his professional life, Daniel has also dedicated his life to keeping Jersey City’s kids off the streets and engaged in extracurricular activities. Not only has he volunteered his time to make sure that the city’s parks and open space were well maintained and safe for our kids, he has also served as president, coach, umpire and safety director for Jersey City’s Roberto Clemente Little League. For 17 years, he has tirelessly worked to provide children with a sense of team work, sportsmanship, and fair play. He has also served as the Assistant Director for District 7 Little League for the past seven years.

Daniel has also coached freshman to varsity level players for the Jersey City Bulldogs Baseball Team and has served as assistant coach for the Jersey City Sharks.

Above all Daniel has strong family values. He and his wife Neida have been married for 23 years and have four beautiful children – 21 year old Daniel, 20 year old Kayla, and 18 year old Adrienne, all of who attend New Jersey City University. A son, Adam, is a junior at Ferris High School.

Councilman at Large Daniel Rivera cares deeply about Jersey City and plans to work to ensure all families  have the same opportunity he and his family have had to make Jersey City a better place to live, work and play.


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