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Paul Riley

Paul Riley

Running for: House of Representatives |
District 5 |

Accountability and Transparency

"I firmly believe in the necessity of legislation to increase transparency across the federal government. Transparency is not only a key element of accountability but also a fundamental principle that fosters openness and communication between the public and government. At every level of government, citizens have the right to know how their resources are used."


"Having grown up working on a dairy farm, I intimately understand the challenges that farmers face in staying relevant in today's fast-paced global economy. It's disheartening to witness conglomerates squeezing out family-owned farms, raising prices, and making record profits at the expense of hardworking farmers."

Women's Health

"I firmly believe in the constitutional right of women to make their own choices about their bodies, free from government interference. No government should have the authority to dictate a woman's most personal decisions about her life. I am committed to upholding and defending women's right to choose, ensuring that they have the autonomy to make decisions that are best for their individual circumstances."

Gun Ownership

"As a responsible gun owner and avid hunter, I understand and appreciate the importance of firearm ownership as a part of our cultural and individual identity. However, I cannot ignore the urgent need for a comprehensive and realistic policy that addresses the undeniable threat posed by assault weapons, particularly in the context of our children's safety."


"I firmly believe in the fundamental rights and dignity of every individual, including those who identify as LGBTQ. It is my conviction that everyone should be treated with respect, equality, and acceptance, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression. I am a strong advocate for LGBTQ rights and believe in fostering a society that values diversity and inclusivity."

Right To Privacy

"I am a staunch advocate for the right to privacy, firmly believing in the importance of protecting the personal lives of Americans from unwarranted government intrusion. I am committed to voting against any measures that would compromise our privacy rights, particularly those that enable mass government surveillance programs."


"I firmly believe that public education is the great equalizer in our country. Access to quality education, from pre-kindergarten through university, is crucial in shaping the future of our children and communities. As a strong advocate for education, I am committed to implementing policies that prioritize the well-being of our students and educators."


"I am dedicated to enhancing access to quality and affordable healthcare in both urban and rural communities within our district. Recognizing the challenges faced by citizens, I will be a strong advocate in Congress to lower the costs of prescription drugs, ensuring that necessary medications are within reach for everyone."


"As a retired Army officer, I am a steadfast advocate for our veterans. I am committed to working across party lines to hold the Veterans Administration (VA) accountable through meaningful legislative reforms, upholding our nation's unwavering commitment to those who have served in uniform. Veterans have sacrificed for our country, and it is our duty to ensure they receive the care and support they deserve."


"I am a staunch advocate for Virginia's seniors and will fervently fight to fund and protect essential programs such as Medicare, Social Security, Meals on Wheels, Senior Corps, and others that contribute to ensuring seniors lead healthy, independent lives. Social Security, earned through a lifetime of work, remains a vital benefit for our seniors, and I vehemently oppose any attempt to privatize it. I am dedicated to introducing common-sense legislation to safeguard Social Security's solvency, ensuring its availability for both current and future generations."


"I firmly believe in the importance of a fair tax system that ensures everyone, both individual citizens and corporations, pays their fair share to contribute to the well-being and maintenance of our country. It is essential to close loopholes that allow some entities to exploit the system, creating a more equitable and just taxation structure."

Paul Riley

Running for: House of Representatives |
District 5 |
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