Leadership comes honestly to Riley. Many will recall Riley’s late father, Ray D. Riley, March 6, 1919 - April 23, 2005. Ray Riley was a World War II veteran. According to a tribute I wrote on April 26, 2005, Ray Riley served on the Westminster Common Council from 1969 to 1983, serving as police committee chairman. He was a 63-year member and former deacon of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Westminster. And he was a life member of Westminster Kiwanis Club, joining in 1946, and serving as past president and Lt. Governor in the Capitol District and was named George Hixon Fellow in 1999.