Senior Campaign Advisor Chuck Reutter was born in the Bronx in 1940. When Chuck was eight years old, and as a result of some speech problems he was having, his family realized that he had he could not hear. As a result, Chuck ended up attending JHS 47 for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing located in Manhattan.
The teachers at JHS 47 were dedicated to teaching deaf children how to talk. Their success was well known. As a result, many famous progressive people including Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen Keller, and Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, visited JHS 47 to witness deaf students speaking. JHS 47’s student body came from all over the city of New York and it included children of delegates to the United Nations. This multi-cultural exposure influenced Chuck’s political thinking.
Another influence in his life was Eleanor Roosevelt. It started when he was a child and the former First Lady put Chuck on her lap one day at JHS 47 and told him to “never give up.”
Chuck attended several different colleges over the years and earned an Associates degree in Computer Programming in 1987. Chuck married his wife Sharley in 1981. The couple currently lives in the Sun City section of Menifee.
In 2009, Chuck organized the Menifee/Perris Valley Democratic Club. He recently returned to the Club and again is serving as its president. The Club meets on the 4th Saturday of the month at 3 PM in Sun City. Chuck also serves as the Chapter Leader of the Inland Empire Chapter of the PDA.
Chuck is committed to the Sheridan campaign team because he feels that Tim would do a great job representing California’s 42nd Congressional District in Washington.