|Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 38th district
|Preceded by||Robin Kelly|
|Rich Township Supervisor|
|Preceded by||James H. Morley|
March 4, 1953 |
|Residence||Olympia Fields, Illinois|
|Alma mater||University of Illinois (M.A.)
Chicago State University (B.A.)
|Service/branch|| U.S. Army
U.S. Army Reserve
|Years of service||1972-1978|
Al Riley is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 38th District since January, 2007. The district includes all or portions of Country Club Hills, Flossmoor, Frankfort, Frankfort Square, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Markham, Matteson, Oak Forest, Olympia Fields, Park Forest, Richton Park, Tinley Park, and University Park.
Al Riley is an urban planner and statistician by profession, having published and conducted research in the fields of education, economic analysis, medical research and health planning. He has also held executive positions in education, government, medical research and the private sector. His education includes: B.A., Economic Geography/Secondary Education, Chicago State University; Masters, Urban Planning and Policy Analysis and Doctoral study in Economic Policy Analysis, University of Illinois at Chicago.
Previous or current professional, elected and civic positions include: Adjunct Professor, Business and Public Administration, Governors State University (1997–2011); Trustee, Village of Olympia Fields (1994–2005); Trustee, Rich Township (2005); member, American Institute of Certified Planners; American Planning Association; member, UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Administration Alumni Board; American Statistical Association, Executive Board, Calumet Council, Boy Scouts of America; and the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra Board. Riley also served in the United States Army in active and reserve roles in the branches of Psychological Operations and Civil Affairs (1972–1978).
Representative Riley holds the position of Assistant Majority Leader in the Illinois House of Representatives for the 98th General Assembly. Riley also holds the elected position of Rich Township Supervisor in Cook County, Illinois. He has held this position since 2006. Riley is also one of two State Central Committeemen from the Second Congressional District of Illinois, a position he shares with Carrie Austin, Alderman and Ward Committeeman of Chicago's 34th Ward. A member of four House committees, Riley also is a member of the bipartisan, bicameral Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (COGFA). Among other statutory responsibilities, COGFA "is mandated to report to the General Assembly on economic trends in relation to long-range planning and budgeting; and to study and make such recommendations as it deems appropriate on local and regional economic and fiscal policies and on federal fiscal policy as it may affect Illinois".
- Veeneman, Drew. "38th House District". precinctmaps.com.
- Representative Al Riley (D) 38th District at the Illinois General Assembly
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Rep. Al Riley at Illinois House Democrats
- Rich Township website