Al Riley is the Rich Township Supervisor in south suburban Cook County and State Central Committeeman for the 2nd Congressional District. He served in the Illinois General Assembly – House of Representatives from January 2007 through January 2019.
Riley was elected two times among his peers as Assistant Majority Leader from January 2013 to January 2017. He served on many Committees, including: Mass Transit (Chairperson); Appropriations-Higher Education; Cities & Village (Chairperson); Counties & Townships (Chairperson); Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, & IT; State Government Administration (Chairperson); Consolidated Subcommittee; Transparency Subcommittee; State Government Subcommittee (Sub-Chairperson); Compensation Subcommittee; Cost Analysis Subcommittee. Representative Riley also served on the Committee on Government Forecasting and Accountability. Riley’s leadership, policy knowledge and committement to the Southland have made him consistently one of the top vote getters in the Iliinois House. In the 2008 general election, Riley garnered 48,782 votes, more than any House member in recent memory.
Career and Education
State Central Committeeman Riley’s career includes Chief Planner and Director in county government, Director of Institutional Research and Planning for Thornton Community College and Director of Biostatistics and Computer Services for the Illinois Cancer Council. He also served in executive positions in the private sector. Riley taught urban studies and public health planning at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and was an adjunct professor of Public Administration and Statistics at Governors State University for eleven years. He has written in the diverse areas of cancer clinical trials, housing, labor economics, educational research and health planning, and presented papers or seminars in those fields. Riley’s other elected positions include three terms as Trustee in the Village of Olympia Fields, Trustee, Rich Township Trustee. Riley also served on active and Reserve duty in the U.S. Army from 1972 to 1978 in the branches of Psychological Operations and Civil Affairs. Representative Riley has served on many civic and charitable foundations including the executive boards of the Boy Scouts of America-Calumet Council, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Jazz in the Park for Charity, Unity Coalition of the South Suburbs and the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Urban Planning Alumni Association. He is also a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Theta Mu Lambda Chapter.
2nd Congressional District Map
Municipalities include all or parts of:
Bradley, Bourbonnais, Calumet City, Chicago, Chicago Heights, Country Club Hills, Dolton, Harvey, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Kankakee, Lansing, Markham, Matteson, Park Forest, Richton Park, Riverdale, Sauk Village, Steger, Thornton and University Park.