William R Dyson

Mike Riley - Still Laughing And Not Retired Yet

Mike Riley - Still Laughing And Not Retired Yet

One of the most colorful characters at the state Capitol for more than 20 years has been Mike Riley, the chief lobbyist for the state's trucking association.

Riley retired as the association's longtime executive director, but he has continued at the Capitol as a lobbyist with a variety of clients.

A proud Irishman, Riley is well known as the chief host of the annual Irish Coffee Break that is held in the Old Judiciary Room on St. Patrick's Day, featuring Irish music and good cheer.

Many of Riley's friends and big hitters in the political world turned out for a retirement party and roast earlier this year at a celebration that included former U.S. Sen. Christopher J....