Birthdate: Dec. 16, 1957
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, United States
Residence: San Angelo, TX
Religion: Roman Catholic
Gender: Male

Candidacy

Education

Jim Riley was born in Chicago and currently resides in San Angelo, Texas. He received a bachelor's degree and an associate degree from Saint Leo University.

Riley served in the U.S. Army and worked for the Immigration and Naturalization Service as an investigator before he was arrested and charged with trading access to the United States for sexual favors. Riley was acquitted following a trial in California on those charges and has worked in private business ever since.

Riley acknowledges extensive legal and financial troubles in his past.

Riley and his wife, Cristina, have four children.

Profile

Jim Riley is running a purely symbolic campaign against veteran Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway in the overwhelmingly Republican 11th Congressional District of Texas.

He advocates traditional Democratic policies, while holding particular scorn for the Patriot Act. He says the act strips Americans of their civil rights and liberties.

Riley has not held elected office in the past, but insists that voters should send real people to Congress. He criticizes Conaway as being a "millionaire, professional politician."

Source: Associated Press

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