Life-long Skokie resident Ralph Klein was elected to the Village Board in 2013. For 12 years before his election to the board, Klein served as Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals. He also served as a member of the Skokie Fine Arts Commission and the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park Board.
After graduating from Niles East High School and attending college, Klein joined his family's printing business. He and his wife Lillian have been married for 33 years and raised their children in Skokie. Klein's long history of volunteering in the community also includes serving as founding president of Open Hearts for Handicapped Children and volunteering for both the Niles Township Food Pantry and the Village's Home Delivered Meals program. In addition, he has donated his time to assisting several local school district foundations and coaching AYSO soccer and Skokie Youth Basketball.