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About Ray Soliman

The Soliman Family
Emily Morris, Vicky, Ray, and Stephanie Walters

Personal Life

I am 59 years old and a life-long resident of Crest Hill. I have been happily married to my wife, Vicky, for the past 34 years. We have two daughters: Stephanie, 31, and her husband Guy Walters, and Emily, 29, and her husband John Morris. Vicky retired from Joliet Central High School as the coordinator of special services in June 2016 with 37 years of service. Stephanie is a Kindergarten teacher at Chaney-Monge school in Crest Hill. Emily is a 5th grade teacher at All Saints Academy in Naperville.


  • College: Lewis University ('79) received a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology
  • High School: Joliet Catholic High School ('75)
  • Grade School: St. Joseph School, Joliet

Vicky and Ray Soliman
Vicky and Ray Soliman

Political and Professional Career

After graduating from Lewis University, I worked for the Crest Hill Police Department as a police officer from 1980-85. In 1985, I began a new career as a letter carrier at the Westmont Post Office. I retired from working as a letter carrier in Westmont on July 31, 2015 with 30 years of service. During this time, I continued to serve the citizens of Crest Hill as a member of the Plan Commission from 1991-93, as Ward 1 Alderman from 1993 to 2009, and then as your mayor since 2009. I am proud that during my 24 years on the City Council, I have only missed one City Council meeting. I have also taken an active interest in this city by serving on several committees, including:

Ray Soliman at the Crest Hill Veteran's Memorial Garden
Ray Soliman at the Crest Hill Veteran's Garden

Community Service

I also serve the Crest Hill community by participating in the following organizations:

  • Member-Crest Hill Lions Club, President (2001-2002)
  • Member-Rivals Club
  • Member-Moran Athletic Club
  • Member-Old Timer's Baseball Organization
  • Vice President-Lockport Township Fire Foundation
  • Parishioner-St. Anne Catholic Church-member of the 50th Anniversary Committee, Member-Finance Committee, Lector at Sunday Mass, Money Counter, Pancake Breakfast Volunteer
  • Member-St. Joseph Church Holy Name Society
  • Member-Joliet Port Authority Board
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