Chelita Riley has announced her candidacy for Blanco County Attorney in the March 2012 Republican Primary.
Ms. Riley is a graduate of Our Lady of the Lake University as well as University of Houston Law Center, where she received her juris doctorate in 1996. Riley’s professional background ranges from litigation experience in a general law practice to extensive corporate experience in complex contract negotiations.
Riley and her husband, Tex, made Blanco County their home when they moved from Houston in 2005. Since moving to Blanco County, Ms. Riley has actively served the community in various positions, including serving as a director and officer of the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce. Currently, she serves as a board member on both the Blanco County Economic Development Corporation and the North Blanco County Library District. Prior to moving to Blanco County, Riley served as a board member of Boys and Girls Harbor and the Southwest Regional Juvenile Defender Center as well as provided pro bono representation for juveniles.
Riley promises to bring to the position of County Attorney a commitment to see that justice is done expediently in those matters handled by the office of the county attorney and, when requested, to provide legal services to the county government to save money and reduce county reliance on private outside attorneys. She will also work closely with local law enforcement officers to assist in keeping them apprised of current laws, with the District Attorney’s office of the 33rd and 424th Judicial District Attorney to ensure Blanco County residents are kept informed of significant legal matters affecting them, and with citizens to protect their best interests.