Christine Reuther was born and raised in Havertown. In her first effort in local government, she helped negotiate a resolution to a zoning issue concerning the SEPTA train station in her neighborhood. Then she worked to preserve open spaces while serving six years on the Township Planning Commission. And she was part of the first multi-municipal planning effort for the Wallingford Swarthmore School District.
Christine ran for and won a seat on the Nether Providence Board of Commissioners. She dug into the dirty work, the Sewer Authority, and whatever else needed doing. For over ten years, she has worked with Nether Providence Township and local organizations and businesses to raise money for Township first responders.
As a lawyer, Christine’s practice centers on tax and business matters. But she is also the solicitor for Rutledge Borough, where she gets a wide-ranging view of the challenges facing our smaller municipalities. She represented the Headstrong Foundation in their successful effort to obtain a zoning accommodation for Nick’s House in Swarthmore. She supported the Delco Coalition for Prison Reform in their push to live stream the meetings of the Prison Board. And she did the research that enabled Council members Brian Zidek and Kevin Madden to introduce a resolution to provide for County Council oversight of the County’s private prison contract.
In 2015, she ran for County Council. She did not win, but she gained invaluable experience – both of what it takes to run a successful campaign as well as a greater appreciation of the 49 municipalities that make up Delaware County. Since then, she has dedicated herself to her local Democratic committee, helping to build an organization in Nether Providence that can support Democratic candidates. In 2017, she helped elect our County slate and chaired Joanne Phillip’s campaign for Controller. Now she wants to build on that success and run again for County Council.
Christine wants to free the county from the control of the Republican machine, to ensure that our government works for all residents of Delaware County.