We missed this in our earlier roundup. Joel Rivera, the City Council's majority leader is going to work for RE/MAX Results, a Bronx real estate broker based in Throgs Neck.
Rivera, now a "newly licensed sales associate," had this to say in the company's press release:
“I have been committed to public service my entire life so working in a service industry like real estate is a natural extension for me. I enjoy helping to build communities and working with Bronx families to help them make the best decisions and achieve the American Dream. Real estate is the best investment a person can make and I want to offer the top notch service. People deserve to have the anxiety removed from the buying and selling process and for it to be as seamless as possible.”Rivera, who is term limited, will not be able to run again for his seat in the 15th District in 2013, though it is possible that his father, former Bronx Democratic Party chairman Jose Rivera, will vacate his Assembly seat so his son can run to replace him.
(Hat tip to the New York Observer for alerting us to this.)