Since graduating from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Darren Rigger has worked on more than 100 races for over 16 years with Democratic elected officials including: Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Dick Gephardt, Carolyn Maloney and Charlie Rangel. As a staffer and a consultant Darren has experience working in every level of government; local, state and federal. He has raised millions of dollars for Democratic candidates and has extensive contacts with business leaders and major donors across the country.
Darren is a former Councilman of the City of Peekskill, NY. He is the NYS Democratic Committee member from the 90th AD, the former Chair of the City of Peekskill Democratic Committee and former member of the executive committee of the Westchester County Democratic Committee. In 2008, he was the recipient of the Westchester County Democratic Party’s Distinguished Service Award. In 2005, Darren was a candidate for US Congress in New York and traveled to Afghanistan to see firsthand the redevelopment of the country. After helping to defeat a 12 year incumbent, Darren was invited to participate in ‘Freshman Orientation’ with the newly elected Rep. John Hall. Darren was appointed to the Westchester County Environment Management Council. He was the host of a cable access political talk show called ‘On Point, On Peekskill’. Since 2007, he is a mentor and seminar leader for the New Leaders Council. In 2014, he was inducted into his High School Outstanding Alumni Hall of Fame.
In 2009, Darren was chosen by the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) to participate in a State Department delegation to South Korea. In 2010, he was the NYS Host for the ACYPL delegation from Indonesia. In 2016, Darren participated in an American Israel Education Foundation special Northeast Progressive Leaders delegation to Israel.