Rodney Riley

About Me

  

I grew up in the Atlanta, Georgia area where I graduated as the Business Education Student of the Year from John McEachern High School in 1990. I then pursued a BS in Sociology and attended  the University of West Georgia until 1993, and was active on campus in numerous political, athletic, and social organizations…  namely as a member of the Debate Team, the Young Democrats, and in leadership positions of the Xi Theta Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.


I began my career with IBM (Atlanta, GA) in 1996, and then served as a key member of Columbia Ultimate software (Vancouver, WA) beginning in 2003 where I served in several capacities for nearly a decade, including Executive of Client Relations. Since then, I have served as a senior technology sales, management, and marketing professional …  totaling nearly 25 years of domestic and international business experience. Today, I am a Senior Partner and Co-Founder of a Vancouver-based sales and marketing firm, specializing in assisting small businesses in the promotion of their positive business growth and the maximization of their business potential.


I have proudly lived in Clark County, Washington since 2006… being a resident of Camas, Washougal, and Vancouver throughout that period of time.  I am a musician, a photographer, interior designer, a former hockey player, a player/coach with the City of Vancouver Softball league, and an avid outdoorsman who has traveled extensively throughout both our great Nation as well as abroad. 


Politically, I consider myself a Moderate, but certainly lean left of center.  I believe that if more people would be less enticed with divisive sensationalism (and more with the practical and positive qualities that both Conservatives and Liberals have to offer), that our community and country would be a much more productive and wonderful place to live and work.  I'm fortunate to have finally found a legitimate political organization that most closely aligns with my moderate opinions and beliefs. My commitment is to represent the needs of my fellow citizens, and to specifically fight for:


  • Equality among all citizens… regardless of age, gender, national origin, race, sexual preference, or religious following... as already set forth in our Constitution.
  • The improvement of our Veterans Administration system that is currently failing our brave servicemen and servicewomen that have been sent into harm’s way to protect our Nation. We must care for them once they come home from serving their duty.
  • Freedom of Press, especially when done responsibly. And, the embracing of proven facts and truth as opposed to sensationalism.
  • Keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people, while at the same time being respectful to the 2nd Amendment for law-abiding citizens. We must feel confident that we can send our children to school, participate in church services, or to attend a concert without fear of mass gun violence.
  • Focus on job growth and education, especially in the renewable energy industry… and protection of our environment.
  • Strong border protections with a common sense approach to the current illegal immigrant population, and for others that lawfully wish to immigrate to our country.
  • Freedom of Religion and Separation of Church and State, as deemed necessary by our Founding Fathers.
  • Creating and enforcing of laws that are representative of our citizens, as opposed to having legislation paid for by lobbyist and corporations.
  • Strong military, and ensuring that we have a mutual respect and equal working relationship with our key allies around the world.
  • To ensure that no foreign entities interfere with, collude with, or influence our election processes in any form.
  • Balanced budget, and the decrease of our growing national debt.
  • Enacting legislation that will compel domestic and foreign companies to keep their businesses open and here in our country as opposed to offshoring manufacturing and production… creating and keeping jobs for our citizens here on our home soil.
  • Simplified tax codes for both businesses and individual taxpaying households.
  • The elimination of gerrymandering. Our voting citizens deserve to choose their elected representatives, not the other way around.
  • Ensuring that no politician, law enforcement official, or civilian is above the law.