Area Leader Al Rieck is a life long resident of the North Penn Area and has resided in Lansdale since 1954. He is married and has two grown children. Al is a graduate of North Penn High School, earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Temple University and spent 38 years working as an Industrial Research Chemist, mostly for the Rohm & Haas Co. He retired in 2011.
Al has been Area Leader since 2014 and previously served as Area 1st Vice Chair (2002-2014; 1994-1998). He has been a Democratic Committee Person for Lansdale Election District 3-3 since 1987 and has served as Municipal Chair for Lansdale (15 years), Treasurer of the Area Committee (6 years), 2nd Vice Chair of the Montgomery County Democratic Committee (4 years), Area Representative to the County Executive Committee (4 years) and on the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee (2 years).
Al was elected to two, 4 year terms on Lansdale Borough Council (1987, 1991) and has run an additional two times for that position. He has also twice been a candidate for State Representative. Al has served on numerous Democratic Campaign Committees over the years including as County Co-coordinator for the Clinton for President campaign in 1992. He also has a long record of service with community youth organizations and with organizations within his Church Community. In 2012 Al was awarded the North Penn Area Democratic Committee’s Molly Kavash Lifetime Achievement Award.