Current Activities

Posted on March 11th, 2015 by Katie Riley

Thank you for visiting my website.  My current activities include service on the following boards/organizations:

Children’s Opportunity Fund Initiative of Washington County

Hillsboro Empowers Youth (HEY!)

Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health

Sequoia Mental Health Services

NW Regional ESD G.A.P.S. Foundation

Adolescent Health Section and Policy Committee of the Oregon Public Health Association

Advisory Council, Oregon Insurance Division

I am also chairing the Children’s Opportunity Fund Initiative of Washington County.  We believe that every child in Washington County deserves to grow up in a safe and nurturing home, succeed in school, and pursue a prosperous adulthood. The Children’s Opportunity Fund Initiative of Washington County (COFI) seeks a sustainable source of funding dedicated to proven, successful programs that prevent child abuse, assure high quality early childhood care and education, and support academic success.

It would be a pleasure to talk with you about any of these organizations.  In addition to these activities, I am spending time with my grandchildren and my husband, Chuck, and am enjoying oil painting.


Wrapping up the State Representative Race – Thank you

Posted on May 17th, 2012 by Katie Riley

I truly appreciate all the people who supported me as I campaigned for State Representative.  In this competitive race I feel that I ran a very positive campaign—my qualifications, experience, and ideas were all distributed for voters to see and make an informed choice.  Local newspapers published my articles (links are available on my website).  TV ads highlighted the influential people who endorsed me.  I walked to over 5,200 residences since October 2011 and I visited 9,000 residences when I ran in 2010.  I enjoyed meeting people and felt humbled to have you share your thoughts and ideas with me.  It was exciting to also see so many people proudly displaying my signs.  Having supporters who were willing to have their names posted on my website, volunteer for the campaign, appear in my ads, and actually vote for me made me feel honored to be part of the community.

I cannot emphasize enough how important it is for us all to be involved.  Only through participation can we make a difference.  As the old saying goes, “the world belongs to those who show up.”  We have to stay in the game to win it.  I encourage each of you to volunteer for some effort in the community that will benefit our youth.  Over and over again I talked to people who reported that education was their top priority.  We need to now put that priority into action.

I will continue to be involved in the community.  One of my top priorities is to see if we can fund out-of-school time (after school, weekend, and summer) positive growth activities for our youth.  If you are also interested in that effort, please contact me and I will be happy to talk to you about involvement possibilities:

Thank you


Affordable health care recognized as critical issue in election

Posted on May 13th, 2012 by Katie Riley

The Forest Grove News Times has published my article on affordable health care in recognition of the key role that this issue has in Oregon’s economic status. Health care costs drive up costs for businesses, education, and individuals.  Focusing on prevention and early intervention can drive costs down.  Proactively managing chronic diseases and controlling costs of health insurance can also make a difference.  I am the only candidate running for State Representative in House District 29 who has the expertise to address this issue.  Voters recognize this expertise and are voting for me.  Check out the articles posted on the “In the News Page.”

Have you seen the Katie Riley ads!

Posted on May 11th, 2012 by Katie Riley

Two exciting new ads supporting the Katie Riley campaign for State Representative are being viewed by voters in House District 29!  Acclaimed producer/director Alexander MacKenzie (producer of Dancing on the Edge, nominated for the Cannes film festival) teamed up with supporters of Katie Riley to produce two ads that are airing on CNN, the Hallmark and Food Channels, and other cable TV channels.  Here is one of the ads for your viewing enjoyment!

Katie visits her 5,000th house this campaign

Posted on April 27th, 2012 by Katie Riley

Katie visits her 5,000th home this election cycle and gets a warm reception from Fay Magraff!

Katie's 5,000th house

New YouTube Video

Posted on April 27th, 2012 by Katie Riley

Katie just released a new video on YouTube. We are trying to raise enough money to get it on tv.  If you can help with this project, click the Contribute button above and donate whatever you can.

Posted on April 27th, 2012 by Katie Riley

I am proud to wear the sash to mark the 100th anniversary of Oregon women obtaining the right to vote. Women must exercise this hard-won right and stand for the values of equity and representation for all. I will be speaking at the Unite Against the War on Women Rally on Saturday, April 28th in Salem.

Katie Riley receives endorsement from the Oregon Black Political Convention

Posted on April 17th, 2012 by Katie Riley

I am proud to report that I have been endorsed by the Oregon Black Political Convention. They recognize my commitment and long time dedication to serving all people in my district and Oregon.

Reminder: Koch Brothers Exposed – tonight

Posted on April 17th, 2012 by Katie Riley

Don’t miss this important documentary! The “Koch Brothers Exposed” will be shown tonight at the Washington County Democrats’ office (140 NE 3rd Avenue) at 7 pm.

Koch Brothers Exposed: The 1% at its very worst

Posted on April 4th, 2012 by Katie Riley

You are invited to a showing of “Koch Brothers Exposed: The 1% at its very worst” hosted by Katie Riley!

April 17th at 7pm
Washington County Democrats Office
140 NE 3rd Ave in Hillsboro

There is space for about 45 people, so first come first served.