NYC High: Joel Rivera

09.14.10 Lauri Apple

NYC High“: A portrait series and daily feature in which we introduce you to one New York City council member per day, as drawn by Lauri Apple, until Election Day 2010 (Nov. 2).

Name: Joel Rivera (D)
District 15: Bronx
Reps: Bathgate, Belmont, Crotona, Fordham, East Tremont, Van Nest, West Farms.
Member: since January 2002

-The youngest-ever city council member; was still a Fordham student when elected.
-Is also the youngest-ever council majority leader.
-Once suggested using zoning to limit the proliferation of fast food places in the city.

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