Get To Know William
William Rivera, a native Bronxite of Puerto Rican descent, was born and raised in the 18th Councilman district that he is now running to represent. He lives in his childhood home with his elderly grandparents, which is located firmly within the neighborhoods that he has cultivated an intimate familiarity with over his lifetime.
William’s passion to help others was instilled in him as a young child. He recalls his grandmother often taking him to her church in the South Bronx to help feed the homeless. Those acts helped nourish his sense of community and altruism that anchored his decision to dedicate himself to a life of public service. William witnessing his grandmother’s commitment to others continues to inspire him to this day.