Robin Riley

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Robin Riley
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 36
Prior offices
Mayor, Seabrook, Texas
Bachelor'sUniversity of Houston
ProfessionOil and gas industry
Campaign website
Robin Riley campaign logo
Robin Riley was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 36th Congressional District of Texas.


Riley graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in mathematics. He then worked at NASA's Johnson Space Center for 19 years as a contractor. Riley is currently employed in the oil and gas industry. He also served as Mayor of Seabrook, Texas, for six years.[1]


Campaign themes


Riley's campaign website lists the following issues:[2]

  • Smaller, Smarter Government
Excerpt: "Making sure the federal government becomes smaller in terms of size, scope, influence and reach. Limiting the expanse of government power by strongly supporting state sovereignty reserved under the Tenth Amendment, and opposing unfunded mandates from Washington DC."
  • Creating Jobs
Excerpt: "Supporter of public policy that will truly encourage domestic job growth in our economy. This includes, and is not limited to, lower taxes, a full revision of Obamacare and ending overregulation from the EPA, immediately roll back the needless or obsolete job-killing and burdensome regulations that stifle the ability of small businesses to create jobs."
  • Second Amendment
Excerpt: "Protecting the Second Amendment and our Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms. I firmly believe every American is entitled to the right to own firearms."
  • Energy
Excerpt: "I’ve been employed in the energy sector for nearly 20 years, and strongly believe the United States needs and deserve a clear and sound energy policy that supports the increase of domestic energy sources while reducing our dependence on foreign oil."
  • Protect Our Border
Excerpt: "We must secure our borders and enforce current law, while allowing for the continuation of legal immigration. In Texas and across the U.S., narcotics, arms and human trafficking have had devastating ramifications when it comes to our safety and security."



See also: Texas' 36th Congressional District elections, 2014

Riley ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 36th District. Riley was defeated by Brian Babin and Ben Streusand in the Republican primary on March 4, 2014.[3]

U.S. House, Texas District 36 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Babin 33.4% 17,167
Green check mark transparent.pngBen Streusand 23.3% 12,009
John Manlove 6.9% 3,554
Doug Centilli 6.8% 3,499
Phil Fitzgerald 6.6% 3,383
Robin Riley 5.1% 2,644
Dave Norman 4.5% 2,322
Chuck Meyer 3.1% 1,573
John Amdur 2.9% 1,470
Kim Morrell 2.8% 1,440
Jim Engstrand 2.5% 1,281
Pat Kasprzak 2.2% 1,116
Total Votes 51,458
Source: Texas Secretary of State, Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.


Riley and his wife, Gloria, have two sons and live in Seabrook.[1]

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