Former state Rep. Chuck Riley is running for a seat on the board of Portland Community College.

The 71-year-old Hillsboro Democrat filed (PDF) last week to run in the May election for Zone 7, which includes Hillsboro, Cornelius, Forest Grove and other parts of Washington County.

Riley, who lost a state Senate race last November after three terms in the Oregon House, says he wants to put his legislative experience to use for PCC.

"I'm not ready to quit helping out yet," said Riley, who's taken classes at PCC in Spanish, banking and real estate. "This fits what I want to get done with education and economic development."

There are no other candidates yet for the seat now held by Deanna Palm, who was appointed in 2009.