Ald. Richard E. Leja Biography

  3rd Ward Alderman
  Richard E. Leja
  6700 W. 26th St.
  Berwyn, IL 60402
  V: (708) 749-6403
  C: (708) 749-3824


Richard and his wife Patricia have lived and raised their three children in Berwyn’s 3rd Ward for 41 years and he has been a community advocate for over 30 years. Richard has been a Cub Master, Parish Council and School Board Member, a member of the Morton High School’s fathers and football clubs as well as Nazareth Academy’s parents’ club and Berwyn’s 911 Board.

Richard is an active advocate for seniors and veterans’ issues. A member of the Berwyn Development Corporation, Sokol, Berwyn Historical Society, Knights of Columbus, finance board of St. Odilo, Executive Board Member of the PAV YMCA, and a member in the IUPAT union for 43 years.

He has won numerous awards and recognition for his tireless work in our community from the city, PAV YMCA, veteran’s groups, BSA, and schools and parishes.

Richard is problem solver and a uniter with an independent voice.