Al Riley

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Al Riley
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Illinois House of Representatives District 38
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Township Supervisor, Rich Township, Cook County, Illinois
2006-present
Education
Bachelor'sChicago State University, 1974
Master'sUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Personal
BirthdayMarch 4, 1953
Place of birthChicago, IL
ReligionUnited Church of Christ
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Al Riley (b. March 4, 1953) is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 38. He was first appointed to the chamber in January 2007. He currently serves as Assistant Majority Leader.

Biography

Riley earned his Bachelor's degrees in Economic Geography and Secondary Education from Chicago State University, his Master's in Urban Planning and Policy Analysis from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Doctoral study in Economic Policy Analysis from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His professional experience includes working as an Adjunct Professor at Governors State University from 1997 to 2009 and as a principal planner for the Cook County Office of Capital Planning from 2002 to 2006. He and served in the United States Army Reserve from 1972 to 1978.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Riley served on the following committees:

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations-General Service
Cities & Villages
Counties & Townships
Mass Transit

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Riley served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Riley served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Al Riley ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election. McStephen O.A. "Max" Solomon (D) was removed from the ballot on January 9, 2014, and Linda Jernigan (D) withdrew from the race on January 3, 2014.[2][3]

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Riley won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 38. Riley defeated Clifton Graham, Jr. in the March 20 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 38, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAl Riley Incumbent 100% 43,055
Total Votes 43,055
Illinois House of Representatives, District 38 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAl Riley Incumbent 71.8% 8,374
Clifton Graham, Jr. 28.2% 3,282
Total Votes 11,656

2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Riley won re-election to the 38th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[7]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 38 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Al Riley (D) 34,715 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Al Riley won the election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 38. He ran unopposed receiving 48,782 votes.[8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 38 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Al Riley (D) 48,782

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Riley is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Riley raised a total of $451,359 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.[9]

Al Riley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 38 Won $141,126
2010 Illinois State House, District 38 Won $75,131
2008 Illinois State House, District 38 Won $235,102
Grand Total Raised $451,359

2012

Riley won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Riley raised a total of $141,126.

2010

Riley won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Riley raised a total of $75,131.

2008

Riley won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Riley raised a total of $235,102.

Scorecards

Illinois Opportunity Project

See also: Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card

The Illinois Opportunity Project, "an independent research and public policy enterprise that promotes legislative solutions in advance of free markets and free minds," annually releases its Legislative Vote Card, grading all members in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly on the basis of their support of "pro-growth economic policies that increase personal freedom and reign in expansive government."[10][11]

2012

Riley received a score of 12.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 111th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[11]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Riley's endorsements include the following:[12]

  • Illinois AFL-CIO
  • Illinois Association of Firefighters
  • Secretary of State Jesse White
  • Speaker of the House Michael J. Madigan
  • Senator Mike Hastings
  • Senator Toi Hutchinson
  • Representative Anthony DeLuca
  • Representative William Q. Davis
  • Representative Thaddeus Jones
  • Representative Bob Rita
  • Bloom Township Committeeman Terry Matthews
  • Bremen Township Committeeman Maggie Crotty
  • Frankfort Township Committeeman Bob Hennessy

  • Orland Township Committeeman Dan McLaughlin
  • Rich Township Committeeman Tim Bradford
  • Thornton Township Committeman Frank Zuccarelli
  • Country Club Hills Mayor Dwight Welch
  • Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun
  • Hazel Crest Mayor Vernard Alsberry Jr.
  • Homewood Mayor Rich Hofeld
  • Lansing Mayor Norm Abbott
  • Matteson Mayor Andre Ashmore
  • Olympia Fields Mayor Debbie Meyers-Martin
  • Park Forest Mayor John Ostenburg
  • Richton Park Mayor Rick Reinbold
  • Tinley Park Mayor Edward J. Zabrocki
  • University Park Mayor Vivian Covington

Personal

Riley is a member of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra Board, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs Alumni Association Board - University of Illinois at Chicago, Calumet Council Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America, American Educational Research Association, American Statistical Association, American Institute of Certified Planners, and American Planning Association.[1]

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Illinois House of Representatives District 38
2007 – Present
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