Christine Reuther | Emerge Pennsylvania

Chair - Nether Providence Democratic Committee
Class of 2016

Christine ReutherChristine was born and raised in Delaware County.   She graduated from Haverford Township Senior High School in 1980.  She earned her undergraduate degree in government, cum laude, from Harvard in three years.  Afterwards, she took a year to work in a small law firm in San Francisco that focused on first amendment defense and education law before attending law school at the University of California, Berkeley.  Afterwards, Christine returned to the Philadelphia area and became a member of the Tax Department at Ballard Spahr.  She went on to in-house positions at PECO and CIGNA before returning to private practice in Radnor, Pennsylvania, seven years ago where her practice focuses on tax planning, general legal advice and transactions for closely-held businesses.

She has been deeply engaged in the community since she and her husband bought their home in Wallingford in 1993.  She was a member of the Nether Providence Township Zoning Board and participated in the multi-municipal planning task force charged with creating a new long range planning template for the communities in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District; she was also elected as a member of the Nether Providence Board of Commissioners and served as the chair of Building and Zoning Committee.  After finishing her term as a commissioner, she was appointed to the Central Delaware County Authority, the sewer authority serving several central Delaware County municipalities.  She also founded and continues to run charity 5K running events, now in their 10th year, to benefit the police and fire companies of Nether Providence Township.  She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of various community organizations including the Trinity Cooperative Day Nursery, the Community Arts Center and Child Guidance Resource Center.

In 2015, Christine ran for Delaware County Commissioner.  While the Democrats did not win, the Democratic ticket finished with 47% of the vote, a higher percentage than any Democrat has received for that office.   She is currently the chair of the Nether Providence Democratic Committee and is focused on recruiting candidates for local office and working to retain the Democratic representative in the 161st House District.  She is also organizing a group of interested people working to do research on Delaware County issues including patronage hires and the lack of public health resources in Delaware County to lay the groundwork for future Democratic challengers.

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