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Marcelo Crivella
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Mayor of Rio de Janeiro
In office
January 1, 2017 – January 1, 2021
Vice Mayor
  • Fernando Mac Dowell (2017–2018)
  • None (2018–2021)
Preceded by Eduardo Paes
Succeeded by Eduardo Paes
Senator for Rio de Janeiro
In office
February 1, 2003 – January 1, 2017
Minister of Fishing and Aquaculture
In office
March 2, 2012 – March 17, 2014
President Dilma Rousseff
Preceded by Nóbrega de Oliveira
Succeeded by Eduardo Lopes
Personal details
Born October 9, 1957 (1957-10-09) (age 63)
Rio de Janeiro, Federal District, Brazil
Political party Republicanos (2005–present)
Other political
affiliations
PL (2002–2005)
Spouse(s)
Sylvia Jane Hodge (m. 1980)
Children 3
Alma mater Santa Ursula University (B.E.)
Occupation pentecostal pastor, doctor, politician
Profession Engineer
Religion Christian
Denomination Neopentecostal
Church Universal Church of the Kingdom of God

Marcelo Bezerra Crivella ( born October 9, 1957) is a Brazilian Evangelical pastor, gospel singer and politician. He served as the Mayor of the city of Rio de Janeiro from January 1, 2017 until December 31, 2020. In the 2020 election, Crivella ran for a second term but lost to Eduardo Paes in each of the city's 49 constituencies.

In 2002, Crivella was elected as a federal Senator of Brazil from the state of Rio de Janeiro on the Liberal Party ticket. He has since helped found the Brazilian Republican Party (PRB) which has been allied with President Luís Inácio Lula da Silva.

With a Civil Engineering degree from Universidade Santa Ursula, Crivella became known for planning and execution of the Projeto Nordeste, a charitable project to redevelop lands abandoned by the Brazilian federal government in the city of Irecê. The project was developed to use Israeli irrigation practices, which Crivella has observed in his several trips to Israel. It has led to the renewal of agriculture and livestock raising there.

He is a bishop of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG), an international evangelical church founded by his uncle Edir Macedo in 1977.

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