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Rivera launches campaign for Houston City Council

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Retired Lt. Colonel Modesto "Moe" Rivera will formally announce his candidacy for the Houston City Council At-Large, Position 2, at his campaign launch party on Tuesday, June 25. The kickoff will be held at the offices of Joseph Chris, at 4501 Magnolia Cove Dr, Suite 201 in Kingwood. The event is slated for 6:30 until 8:00 pm. Rivera, a longtime City of Houston resident and current resident of Kingwood, has thought long and hard about his decision to run for local office. "My reason for running is to serve all citizens of Houston with honesty, integrity and fairness. I intend to roll up my sleeves to accomplish my commitment to the people of Houston", says Rivera. "I pledge to stand in the gap between city government and its citizen's wellbeing." After retirement from the United States Army, Rivera accepted the position of Accounting Supervisor for the Houston Airport System (HAS) and later moved to his present position of Service Contracts Administrator. As a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, he was a Division Trainer and Planner overseeing more than 3400 people. Rivera not only conducted the planning of Emergency Contingency and Emergency Preparedness Plans, but he created two Standard Operating Manuals for Planning & Training. He has a Bachelors in Business and Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration. Modesto is heavily involved in community and church activities. He has helped to raise more than $13,000.00 in scholarships for underprivileged students in the Humble/Kingwood areas, and participates in marathon running events. Married to wife Ines, Rivera has two daughters, Stefany Marie and Rebecca Marie. To register to attend Moe Rivera's Campaign Kick-off please RSVP to CJ Johnson at For more information about Modesto "Moe" Rivera, visit or email him at

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