Riley Alton

Riley Alton

Olmsted Township Trustee, OH

Riley is running for the Olmsted Township Board of Trustees as a homegrown public servant ready to listen and lead with a fresh perspective. He is a multi-generation Olmsted native who cares deeply about his community. The Township is unique, ranging from manufactured homes and mansions to horse barns and kid-friendly neighborhoods.

Riley is passionate about making government work better for everyone. He attended the Ohio State University, interning for US Senator Sherrod Brown in the process, and brings extensive experience in state and local government to the table. As the aide to Representative Bride Sweeney whose district borders Olmsted, Riley has cut through red tape for small businesses and fought for workers in a broken unemployment system. He is also a 2019 Cuyahoga County Public Policy Fellow and a 2021 LEAD Ohio graduate.

As one of the fastest growing communities in Cuyahoga County, Olmsted's public safety forces are constantly being asked to do more with less. Riley will fight to make sure first responders have the resources they need to keep our community safe. With his experience and education in state and local government, Riley will form better relationships with the county and the state in order to better serve residents, secure funding, and address long-term issues. Riley is also committed to preserving greenspace in the Master Plan and having sustainable economic development that works for us.