Riley wins Democratic nomination to SD 15 by large margin


Contact: Justin St. James, 503-953-4710

May 18, 2010

State Representative Chuck Riley won a commanding victory
Tuesday evening in the primary race for Senate District 15, covering
Hillsboro, Cornelius, Forest Grove, and North Plains.  The Oregonian called
the race for Riley by a margin of 78% to 22%.

"I'm excited about the election in November," said Riley. "The voters I
talk to say they need change.  They say they need a leader that will find
the solutions Oregon needs to boost our economy and fund good, quality
schools for our kids.  As the next Senator from this district, I'm going

to work hard every day to fight for the basics that every citizen in
Oregon needs to get moving in the right direction."

Riley pointed out that his incumbent opponent in November, Republican
Bruce Starr, is out of touch with the values of Washington County.  “Bruce
Starr voted against funding a full school year, he voted against getting
health insurance for Oregon’s kids, he voted against holding banks
accountable when they commit fraud,” said Riley.  “When Oregonians needed
help from Bruce Starr, he voted against them. I represent the fresh voice
that district needs if we’re going to get Oregon back to work.”

Riley said that he’s running to find solutions to the problems facing the
state, with an emphasis on helping Oregon families and local businesses
prosper.  “From Starr’s votes against our schools to refusing to support
the offshore drilling ban on Oregon coasts, my opponent has demonstrated
that his actions in the Legislature aren’t reflective of what the people
in Senate District 15 stand for,” said Riley.

“I’m committed to standing up for everyday Oregonians, protecting our
essential services, and creating jobs by supporting small businesses,”
Riley continued.  "These are the priorities that reflect this district and
I’m taking my message door to door every day when I talk to voters.”

Riley, a retired small business owner and US Air Force veteran, has served
in the Oregon House of Representatives since 2005. Riley is active with
the Forest Grove, Hillsboro, and Cornelius Chambers of Commerce. Riley and
his wife Katie have four grown children and three grandchildren.

For more information on Chuck Riley’s campaign for Senate, visit:

Senate candidate’s campaign already spoken with thousands in Washington County