Chuck Riley is a proud resident of Washington County. He is an Air Force veteran, a retired small business owner, and a state legislator.
After growing up on his father's farm in Illinois, Chuck enlisted in the Air Force where he broke codes and helped design Air Force One. When he moved to Oregon in the late '70s, he held a position as a systems analyst before launching his own computer consulting business. As a small business owner, Chuck learned what it was like to cut through red tape to make his business succeed.
In November 2004, Chuck was proudly elected to serve District 29 in the House of Representatives. During the three terms as a State Representative, Chuck served his community and helped solved tough problems facing the citizens of Washington County.
As the Chair of the House Committee on Government Accountability and Information Technology, Chuck increased government transparency. As a member of the House Committee on Consumer Protection Workforce and a member of the House Committee on Economic Development, he worked to protect Oregonians and create family-wage jobs.
In 2014, after a hard-fought election, Chuck was proud to be chosen to serve the citizens of Washington County in the Oregon Senate. In 2018, Chuck was honored to be re-elected by the constituents in Senate District 15 to continue to represent them as their State Senator.
For the 2021 legislative session, Chuck serves as Chair of the Senate Committee on Labor and Business, as a member of the Senate Committee on Finance and Revenue, as Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Information Management and Technology, and as a member of the Joint Committee on Tax Expenditures.
Chuck currently lives in the city of Hillsboro with his wife, Katie.