|Former candidate for|
|Iowa State Senate, District 45|
On his campaign website, Riley explains his beliefs in nine issues:
- Government- "I am committed to the idea of limited Government, responsible Government and a Government that follows an original interpretation of the Constitution."
- Taxes - "I believe that governments should not spend more than they take in taxes. (excepting war and natural disasters)"
- Government policy - "I believe in governmental policies that promote free-market principles and protect Iowa workers and business from predatory and unfair practices that harm their market value. I do not believe in manipulating market value with laws that allow the ruling class or foreign nations to take wealth from the working class."
- Labor - "I believe that a person's Labor has both an economic value and a moral value. current "free trade" principles have ignored the moral value of American labor."
- Electoral process - "This flawed electoral process has also caused the "unhealthy political party monopoly" of institutions. The Labor Unions, Education system, Journalism and Churches to name a few."
- Education - "I am committed to the principle of public education. I am committed to charter schools as a solution to help our education system extricate itself from natural bureaucratic tendencies, and I believe property taxes are an unfair way to fund education."
- Budget - "I am committed to balanced budgets."
- Religion - "I believe in Religious tolerance and the free exchange of ideas and in "free will." I believe that criticism and critical examination of ideas and beliefs is essential to finding truth and a better society."
- Individual liberty - "My political philosophy if elected, is to legislate towards individual liberty and to protect the citizens of Iowa from visions of Utopian tyranny from both the right and left of the political parties."
- See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Iowa State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Joe M. Seng defeated Mark James Riley in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.
|Iowa State Senate, District 45 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Joe Seng Incumbent||82%||614|
Riley ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 90. Riley (by petition) and Ryan Roberson (R) filed after the June 5 primary. Incumbent Cindy Winckler ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, and won election on November 6.
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 90, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Cindy Winckler Incumbent||73.3%||8,988|
- See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010
In the June 8 primary election, Riley defeated opponent Mark Holloway by a margin of 840 to 634.
|Iowa State Senate, District 43 - Republican Primary (2010)|
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- Results for the November 2, 2010 general election, Iowa
- Results for the June 8, 2010 primary in Iowa
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Mark Riley on Iowa Senate Republican Caucus
- Mark Riley for Senate blog (dead link)
- Riley4Iowa, "Issues," accessed November 2, 2010 (timed out)
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 30, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official general election results," accessed December 1, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, 2012 general election candidate list, accessed November 2, 2012
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official 2010 election results," accessed December 24, 2013
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official 2010 Primary election results," accessed April 7, 2014
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