Meet Daniel Rizzo
I am a lifelong native of Revere, and have been blessed with a successful career, first in the military and later as a business owner, community activist, and public servant. I am a graduate of Emmanuel College.
I spent six years as a member of the United States Navy and served aboard the Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Independence CV-62 participating in Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada as well as responded to crises around the world including the Persian Gulf and Beirut. During that time I earned the Naval Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and hold the designation of Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist.
In 1986 along with my brother and father, Rizzo Insurance Group was founded. Since then, we have been fortunate to be part of the Revere business community.
I am happily married to Jane Fitzgerald Rizzo and have two sons, Ryan and Nicholas. We are also blessed with four granddaughters, Aryanna, Elayna, Evelyn, and Emersyn.
I am proud of many of the accomplishments achieved, some as a member of the Council; others as Mayor and always with your support. As we enter the 2023 Mayoral Election I hope you will stand by me as we continue to accomplish more.
- Established the city’s first stabilization fund, which led to an increase in both the city’s bond rating as well as a lower tax rate for every citizen. From 2012 – 2016 we more than doubled Revere’s rainy-day fund from $2.6M to $5.8M
- Assisted with and invested in building, rebuilding, and refurbishing a record number of city parks and playgrounds which mattered to Revere residents; a new Harry Della Russo Stadium, a new Hill Elementary School, three (3) new Little League Fields at St. Mary’s, and a re-energized Northgate Shopping Center with the addition of anchor tenant, Market Basket.
- Secured nearly $8M in grants to renovate and revitalize Broadway, and then created a public/private partnership with local business owners to upgrade ten storefronts along its path. These efforts revitalized our Central Business District.
- Public Safety; lowered the crime rate by 20% over a four-year period through an increase in the number of police working to fight crime from 84 to 104 officers.
- Provided leadership during a time of crisis by guiding our city through our first ever recorded tornado back in 2014. Raised and distributed over $250,000 to residents and business owners through our Revere Tornado Relief Fund to aid in restoration expenses as a result of the storm.