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Darren Rigger, a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, is a small business owner and fund-raising consultant. He was the host of a cable talk show called On Point, On Peekskill and is an analyst for radio and newspapers.
In 2006, Darren was the first Latino to run for federal office in the Hudson Valley and was one of the first staff members for Congressman John Hall. He is a seminar leader for the New Leaders Council and is a Mayoral appointee to the Westchester County Environmental Management Council.
Having a Bachelor of Science degree in Diplomacy, Darren was chosen by the American Council of Young Political Leaders to participate in a State Department delegation to South Korea in 2009 and the very next year, he was chosen to be the NY State Host for an ACYPL Delegation from Indonesia.
He serves on the NYS Democratic committee, is the former Chairman of the Peekskill Democratic Party and is the recipient of the county Democratic Party’s 2008 Distinguished Service Award.
Darren is a volunteer Legislative Ambassador for the American Cancer Society, a Relay for Life Team Captain and a volunteer at Fred’s Food Pantry. Having lived in Chapel Hill, he and his wife are now proud homeowners in Peekskill.