Charlie Gerow

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Charles R. Gerow
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Gerow in February 2018
Education Villanova University School of Law
Occupation Quantum Communications CEO, Political Consultant and Media Analyst

Charles R. Gerow, is a prominent American strategic communications professional. Called "Harrisburg's most politically well-connected conservative" by Harrisburg Magazine,[1] Gerow is the CEO of Quantum Communications, a Harrisburg-based public relations and public affairs firm.

In 2010, Politics Magazine named him one of the most influential Republicans in Pennsylvania.[2] He was also named one of the Top Ten Political Consultants in Pennsylvania by In 2013, Campaigns and Elections named him one of ten Pennsylvanians to their prestigious "Influencers 500" list.[3]

Gerow holds a law degree from Villanova University School of Law and has been a Pennsylvania attorney for over 35 years.[4] Gerow began his career on the campaign staff of President Ronald Reagan and continued to do political work for President Reagan throughout the next 25 years.[5] He was an Alternate Delegate At Large at the 1988 Republican National Convention, elected as a Delegate to the 2004 and 2012 Republican National Conventions. and an Alternate Delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention. He has attended every Republican National Convention since 1976.[5]

In 1989, he helped to found the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference.[6] During the 1996 presidential election, Gerow was a surrogate speaker for Bob Dole.[5] In 2000, he was a candidate in the 2000 Republican primary to represent Pennsylvania's 19th congressional district, where he lost to Todd Russell Platts.[7]

Gerow serves as the First Vice Chairman of the American Conservative Union, and on the boards of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge and the American Swiss Foundation.[8]

He has taught as an adjunct professor at Lebanon Valley College, Dickinson College and Gettysburg College.[4] He works as a political analyst for WHP-TV (CBS 21) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.[4] He regularly hosts radio talk shows and has appeared as a political commentator on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX News, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox Business and several national radio programs.[4] He was the subject of a feature on CNN’s “Inside Politics” television program and regularly appears on C-SPAN and the Pennsylvania Cable Network.[4]

Gerow was appointed by the President of the United States to the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Commission,[9] and appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett to the Governor's Advisory Council on Privatization and Innovation in 2011.[10]

In 2005, the political website PoliticsPA posted a tongue-in-cheek feature similar to "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon".[11] The feature was called "The Six Degrees of Charlie Gerow", where the editors connected Gerow to various celebrities, including Hillary Clinton and Jessica Simpson.[11]

He was a spokesman for filmmaker Carlton Sherwood during the controversy surrounding Sherwood's anti-John Kerry film Stolen Honor.[11][12] He fellow conservative activist Jeff Lord founded QubeTV, a conservative alternative to YouTube.[13] He also represented the electronic voting machine company Accupoll in their attempts to sell voting machines in Pennsylvania following passage of the Help America Vote Act.[11] Gerow represented "Bring our Taxes Home," a group created to expand gaming in Pennsylvania.[11]

On November 15, 2009 Gerow was chosen to head the transition team for Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, mayor-elect Linda D. Thompson, the first African-American female elected to the office.

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  1. ^ "Bio". Republican National Lawyers Association. 
  2. ^ Roarty, Alex; Sean Coit (January 2010). "Pennsylvania Influencers" (PDF). Politics Magazine. pp. 44–49. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-02-08. 
  3. ^ "10 PA Politicos Make Campaigns & Elections "Influencers 500" List". Retrieved 2016-07-19. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Charlie Gerow". Quantum Communications. 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-06-09. 
  5. ^ a b c "Mr. Charles R. Gerow". Find a Republican Lawyer. Republican National Lawyers Association. 1007. 
  6. ^ "History of the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference". Pennsylvania Leadership Conference. Pennsylvania Leadership Council. Archived from the original on 2009-12-16. 
  7. ^ "2000 General Primary - Representative in Congress". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. 
  8. ^ "Bio". American Conservative Union. Archived from the original on 2013-10-12. 
  9. ^ Productions, Terra Incognita, Interactive. "The Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary". Retrieved 2016-07-19. 
  10. ^ Governor, Pennsylvania Office of the. "Governor Corbett Forms Advisory Council on Privatization and Innovation". Retrieved 2016-07-19. 
  11. ^ a b c d e "The Six Degrees of Charlie Gerow". PoliticsPA. Archived from the original on 2006-01-09. 
  12. ^ "Sinclair to air only part of Kerry film, Amid rising pressure, it said portions of "Stolen Honor" would be included in a one-hour program". Philadelphia Inquirer. October 20, 2004. ..."we had a valid contract," said Charlie Gerow, spokesman for Sherwood's... 
  13. ^ "Conservative Activists Gerow and Lord Announce Founding Of, a Conservative Video and Picture Platform". Business Wire. March 1, 2007.