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Work experience

Jul 2007Present

Government Affairs Director

Reading-Berks Association of REALTORS®
  • Track legislation of importance to the real estate community on all levels of government, coordinate with leadership and government affairs staff from the state and national association on legislative issues, develop policy statements, and enact initiatives pivotal for the benefit of homeowners and private property owners.
  • Formed relationships with elected officials from the local, state and federal levels to ensure that issues from constituents remain addressed, as well as continue to coordinate advocacy campaigns benefiting the real estate industry and the members they serve.
  • Educate membership on legislative issues of importance to their business and community.
Aug 2006Nov 2006

Field Director

Barbara McIlvaine Smith for State Representative
  • Analyzed statistical information such as demographics and voter trends in order to design a comprehensive "Get Out the Vote" plan for the campaign in the 156th PA house district.

Education

Aug 2006May 2008

MPA

Widener University

Local Government Concentration

Activities and Societies:
  • MPA Alumni Committee
Aug 2002May 2006

BA

Student Leadership Positions:

  • West Chester University Student Trustee (2004-2006)
  • Friars' Society Parliamentarian (2003-2006)
  • Off Campus and Commuter Association President (2003-2004)
  • Off Campus and Commuter Association Vice President (2002)
  • Off Campus and Commuter Association Programming Director (2002)

Awards:

  • "Emerging Leader of the Year" (2003)

Activities and Societies:

  • Council of Trustees
  • Student Government Association
  • Friars' Society
  • Off Campus and Commuter Association

References

Sherri Pursel

“Chuck is a highly gifted government affairs professional. His political knowledge, coupled with his expertise in advocacy and political organization, make him a tremendously positive asset to his association. I have worked with Chuck on many occasions over the last three years, and I am still amazed by his skill and dedication to the causes he advocates for. He is a classy, true professional, and I look forward to future opportunities to work with him.”

Jamie Ridge

“Chuck is a top-notch government affairs professional who has helped position the Reading-Berks Association of Realtors as a political force to be reckoned with in the region. He has worked effectively with his own membership and elected officials from both political parties to advocate a legislative agenda that benefits the industry he represents and protects private property rights. He is a highly-motivated, creative and hard-working individual who would be a great asset to any organization looking to add their voice to the legislative arena.”

CherylAnn Houseman

“Chuck is a dynamic hard-working individual with a great understanding of the political process. He is extremely well-balanced and has strong relationship building skills with diverse stakeholders and elected officials throughout the Reading/Berks region as well as statewide. He has developed a very solid grassroots governmental affairs program and has received several accolades and awards for his PAC fundraising skills. I strongly recommend Chuck in any endeavor he pursues and have complete confidence in his abilities.”

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Interest

Politics, Exercising, Cycling, Boxing, Running

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Summary

Currently serving as the Government Affairs Director for the Reading-Berks Association of REALTORS®, Chuck Liedike represents real estate professionals primarily on municipal legislative issues. In this capacity, he conducts policy research and analysis, organizes and manages the grassroots advocacy program, and communicates with elected officials and related organizations. Additionally, he collaborates with the state and national association when legislation arises that may affect REALTORS®, homeowners and private property owners in Berks County, Pennsylvania. In this role, he reviews, makes recommendations, and educates the membership on impending legislation. Aside from his position, Chuck is highly interested in the advocacy of young adults in America. He is currently working on a website that will inform the 18 to 35 year old general population on specific issues like the economy, education, homeownership, and jobs, to name a few. Rather than create a website that positions these issues in a partisan manner, he finds it imperative to analyze said issues with a non-partisan approach. Lastly, Chuck is also involved with his community. As he looks to educate young adults on important policy decisions, he is active with the Greater Reading Young Professionals, specifically serving as one of the original members of its Legislative Impact Committee. Other groups he is involved with include: the Chester County Young Professionals, the Young Leaders Group with the Urban Land Institute - Philadelphia, and Widener University's MPA Alumni Committee, serving in the role of co-chair. Chuck welcomes inquiries and comments at [email protected]