Springfield, IL-(ENEWSPF)- In recognition of his years of public service and commitment to Southland families, State Representative Al Riley (D-Olympia Fields) was selected by his peers to serve as an Assistant House Majority Leader in the Illinois House of Representatives.
“My new role is a great opportunity, because the state is facing historic challenges,” said Riley. “I am honored to have the support and confidence of my fellow legislators, and am humbled by the tasks that lay ahead. From easing the burden of ballooning property taxes to regional transportation disparities, from encouraging economic development to addressing Illinois’ fiscal challenges, I am committed to tackling these and other vital issues affecting our state.”
Since taking office in 2007, Riley has been a staunch advocate of fiscal responsibility and unwavering in his commitment to the needs of underserved populations in the Southland region. Among many accomplishments over the years, Riley championed landmark mass transit reform legislation that included a permanent south suburban seat on the Metra Board, passed landmark personal injury legislation, secured funding for numerous municipal and regional development projects, and passed numerous bills to combat the scourge of foreclosures which received national recognition “As the General Assembly works to resolve tough issues in the months to come, I look forward to working for the betterment of my constituents and all Illinois residents,” continued Riley. “Only by working together will we be able to address the myriad of concerns we have been sent to Springfield to address.”The Illinois House of Representatives held its inaugural ceremony for the 98th General Assembly on Wednesday, with Riley being sworn in to his fourth term as State Representative for the 38th District.