|Oregon State House District 29|
| Term in office began|
| Term in office ended|
Riley was a Democratic member of the Oregon House of Representatives. He represented District 29 from 2005 to 2011. Riley announced his bid for Oregon State Senate District 15 in 2010. His wife, Katie Riley, ran for his vacated seat in 2010. She was defeated by Katie Brewer (R).
Riley has been a System Analyst/Project manager for Santa Barbara county, Blackwell North American, Blue Cross of Oregon, Southern Illinois University and First Interstate Bank-Oregon. In addition, he was a programmer for Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Riley was also owner/consultant of Chuck Riley Computer Consulting. Riley attended Southern Illinois University and the University of Illinois.
Riley and his wife, Katie, and have four children.
Prior to leaving the Oregon House of Representatives, Riley served on the following committees:
- Consumer Protection Committee, Oregon House of Representatives, Vice Chair
- Revenue Committee, Oregon House of Representatives
- Veterans and Emergency Services Committee, Oregon House of Representatives
- See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2014
The Oregon State Senate was a battleground chamber that Ballotpedia identified as having the opportunity to switch partisan control in 2014. The Oregon Senate had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of two seats, which amounts to 13.3 percent of the seats up for election in 2014. District 15 in the Senate was identified by Ballotpedia and The Oregonian as a battleground district that could determine control of the Oregon State Senate. Incumbent Bruce Starr (R) was defeated by former state representative Chuck Riley (D) in the general election. In 2010, Starr defeated Riley by less than 2,000 votes. Campaign finance reports showed that Starr received over $550,000 and Riley raised over $400,000 in donations before the general election.
Riley did not run for re-election to the 29th District seat in 2010. Instead, he is running for state senate to District 15. Riley defeated Travis Comfort in the June 8 Democratic primary. Riley was defeated by incumbent Bruce Starr (R) in the general election on November 2.
On November 4, 2008, Riley won re-election to Oregon State House District 29.
|Oregon State House District 29|
|Chuck Riley (D)||11,191|
In 2008 Riley collected $95,417 in donations.
These were the largest contributions in 2008.
|OREGON HOUSE DEMOCRATS||$7,654|
|OREGON PUBLIC EMPLOYEES LOCAL 503||$5,089|
|COALITION FOR A HEALTHY OREGON||$4,000|
|OREGON EDUCATION ASSOCIATION||$3,839|
|OREGON TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION||$3,000|
|OREGON BUS PROJECT||$2,828|
- Oregon House of Representative - Rep. Chuck Riley
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Representative Riley's facebook
- OregonLive.com,, "Katie Riley announces run for state house," August 25, 2009
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Riley
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Official Results - May 20, 2014 Primary Election," accessed July 8, 2014
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Candidate Filing," accessed March 15, 2014
- Oregon Live, "Oregon state Senate races top $1 million mark in furious battle for control of chamber," accessed October 28, 2014
- "Oregon State House official election results for 2008"
- 2008 campaign contributions
|Oregon House of Representatives - District 29
| Succeeded by|
Katie Brewer (R)