Hello, I'm Chuck Riley, and I am proud to be your Oregon State Senator for District 15 serving Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Cornelius, and North Plains. I am an Air Force veteran, a retired small business owner, and a former legislator who represented House District 29 in the Oregon House of Representatives.
As your State Senator, my top priority is to direct more funding to K-12 education instead of funding tax breaks for corporations. I am working to stabilize funding for Oregon schools, shrink class sizes, and stop teacher layoffs. As a former small business owner, I know it takes a lot of hard work for a small business to succeed. I plan to help small businesses by cutting red tape and expanding access to loans and financial support. I have a Small Business Advisory Council comprised of local business owners from District 15 so I can hear from business owners directly. I maintain an ongoing list of interested applicants in the event of a vacancy – if you're interested in being on the council please contact my office right away. I also want to work to expand access to job training programs that help Oregonians learn the skills they need to get family-wage jobs.
I serve as Chair of the newly created Senate General Government and Accountability Committee, and Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Information Management and Technology. Additionally, I sit on the Senate Business and Transportation Committee; the Senate Finance and Revenue Committee; and the Joint Committee on Legislative Audits. I am also currently serving a three-year term on the Governor's Commission on Senior Services.
I was honored to be elected by my fellow Senate Democrats to a leadership position ahead of the 2017 session. I'm proud to now serve as one of the Assistant Majority Leaders for our Caucus.
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I became a state senator so that I could represent the people of Senate District 15 down in Salem. Accordingly, your ideas, your concerns, and even your complaints are very important to my work. I invite you to contact my office to share your thoughts on issues that are important to you. You can reach my office by phone at 503-986-1715, or by email at Sen.ChuckRiley@oregonlegislature.gov.
I value every opportunity to meet with my constituents, but due to legislative demands drop-in meetings cannot be guaranteed. Before you drive all the way to Salem please call or email my office so we can schedule a time and location that works for both of us.
As always, if our office can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us with any comments, questions, or concerns you may have.
Senator Chuck Riley