Biography

Chuck Riley is a proud resident of Washington County. He is a retired small business owner, Air Force veteran, and a progressive member of the Oregon State Senate.

After growing up on his father’s farm in Illinois, Chuck enlisted in the Air Force, where he broke Soviet codes and helped design Air Force One. When he moved to Oregon, he worked as a systems analyst before eventually opening his own computer consulting business. As a small business owner, he learned what it was like to cut through red tape and make his business succeed.

In November 2004, Chuck Riley defeated Republican incumbent Mary Gallegos to serve District 29 in the Oregon House of Representatives. Over the next six years, Chuck served his community and solved the tough problems facing Washington County.

As the chairman of the Government Accountability and Information Technology Committee, Chuck increased government transparency. On the Consumer Protection Workforce and Economic Development committees, he worked to protect Oregonians and create family-wage jobs.

In 2014, Chuck defeated incumbent State Senator Bruce Starr by 287 votes in the SD 15 race.

He currently serves as Chair of the Senate General Government and Accountability Committee, Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Information Management and Technology and sits on the Senate Committees on Business & Transportation and Finance & Revenue.

Chuck lives in Hillsboro with his wife Katie.