West Conshohocken resident Charles H. Gehret III (R) is running for State Senate to unseat incumbent Daylin Leach (D) in the 17th Senatorial District. This district includes Conshohocken, West Conshohocken, Plymouth and a few surrounding communities. Another local running for office is Mike Ludwig (R) of Conshohocken, who is running against Mike Gerber (D) to represent Conshohocken (West Conshy is in a different district) as its State Representative. So there are two locals running in the upcoming election. That probably hasn’t happened before.
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Gehret was raised nearby in Villanova and is a life long member of of St. Gertrude’s Parish in West Conshohocken. At 16 years old, Charles was one of Pennsylvania’s youngest volunteer firemen at the Conshohocken Fire Department.
He attended Shipley in Bryn Mawr, where he rowed competitively, and then went to George Washington University, where he earned a degree in Finance. After graduating from college he worked for the Corbett Gubernatorial Campaign and joined the Lieutenant Governor’s office after the election.
Gehret, whose mother is high school teacher, speaks passionately about putting students first, and having studied finance, fiscal responsibility. Charles is now working for his father’s business, Premier Magnesia, in West Conshohocken.
The election, for both State Senate and State House, will be on November 6th.