Riley Running for Re-Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2017

Senator Chuck Riley (D-Hillsboro) filed to run for re-election to the Oregon Senate today.

“In my time serving in the Oregon Legislature, I focused on top priorities: school funding, growing jobs, and helping everyday Oregonians,” said Senator Riley. “I believe my service has made a difference for my constituents, and there’s more work for me to do to keep our district a great place to live and work.”

Senator Riley was elected to represent District 15 in the Oregon Senate in November 2014. He chairs the Senate Committee on General Government and Accountability, serves on the Senate Committee on Finance and Revenue, and serves on the Senate Committee on Business and Transportation. He is Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Information Management and Technology, serves as a member of the Joint Committee on Legislative Audits, and is a member of the Joint Committee on Tax Credits.

In 2017, Senator Riley fought and got passed a tough new law increasing consumer protections against patrol towing companies. He also led the way to create oversight and accountability for state government information technology projects to ensure that agencies can efficiently serve the needs of Oregonians.

On the Senate Committee on Finance and Revenue, Senator Riley has consistently advocated for solutions to increase and stabilize funding for K-12 education. “We have made progress in supporting Oregon’s schools, but we need to get priorities straight by directing more funding toward K-12 education instead of giving tax breaks to corporations,” said Senator Riley.

In his first term in the Oregon Senate, Senator Riley championed a progressive agenda to help Oregonians make ends meet. He voted for the new Paid Sick Time law, the Equal Pay for Equal Work law, and supported increasing the minimum wage.

Senator Riley represents District 15 in the Oregon Senate, which includes Hillsboro, Cornelius, Forest Grove, North Plains and the unincorporated Washington County communities of Helvetia, Roy, and Verboort.

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