Masterminding the Possibilities
Joel's Sugar Daddy
A cursory glance at Speaker candidate Joel Rivera's financial filings seems to reveal a fairly run-of-the-mill Council spread. You've got your unions comprising 15% of JR's contributions; you've got your lobbyists and PACs at 11%; and real estate at 10%.
Joel's grassrootsiness seems pretty good as well. A respectable 48% of Rivera's contributors gave $100 or less, while the average contribution fell at a very reasonable $280.
Lookin' good! Lookin' good!
Enter Radame Perez II.
Radame is the Executive Vice President of Mastermind Real Estate Development Corp.
Radame is also Rivera's largest financial intermediary (aka "bundler"). Radame brought in over $21,000 to Rivera's campaign coffers ... meaning that Radame - and Radame alone - now owns 21% of Rivera Corp.
Coincidentally, Radame also serves on Community Board 6 in the Bronx, where he co-chairs both the Land Use and the Economic Development committees.
We say: very synergistic!
Think Radame's got game?
Honestly, we haven't a clue ... but if access to Rivera ever becomes a problem for you, we suggest simply emailing your outrage to Radame at email@example.com.