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PLP 2016 Profile: Tony Riley

Monday, January 30, 2017
Name:
Tony Riley
 
Birthplace and/or where you grew up:
Portsmouth, Va
 
Current Digs:
Chesapeake, Va
 
Occupation:
Deputy City Treasurer, City of Chesapeake
 
Favorite part about the job:
Interacting with and serving Taxpayers on a daily basis.
 
Your first job ever:
Hot Dog Cook - Ray's Dog House
 
Favorite Book:
The Road - Jack Kerouac
 
Comfort Food:
Any Filipino food
 
What’s playing in your car right now?
Frank Sinatra
 
Next journey?
Roanoke for PLP!
 
Favorite Virginia destination?
Farmville, Va!
 
First political memory?
Imelda Marcos' shoes
 
Best advice you ever got?
Do it right the first time.
 
If you could have dinner with anyone currently living, whom would it be and why?
Elon Musk. After participating in a debate on climate change this year in Sorensen, it would be interesting to hear his thoughts on the future of electric cars and solar energy.
 
One thing most people would be surprised to learn about you?
A lot of people don't realize I am half Filipino when they first meet me.
 
Ambition, political or otherwise?
Next on my list after PLP is the Candidate Training Program!
 
Favorite part about the PLP?
The people! You meet so many brilliant individuals in the PLP program.