Charlie has lived most of his life in Council Bluffs and is married to his wife Sheryl. Together, they have a blended family of four children, Jennifer, Charlie III, Jason and Katie. They have seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1973 and obtained certification from Iowa Western Community College after high school.
Charlie worked industrial maintenance at Griffin Pipe for over 31 years. After retiring from Griffin Pipe, he obtained his real estate license and worked at N P Dodge selling real estate for 5 years. Charlie has owned and operated a small business in Council Bluffs for several years.
He is a member of United Steelworkers Local 3141, Vice President of the Roberts Park Neighborhood Association and has volunteered for SOLAS (Support Our Local Animal Shelter) and is a member of the Pottawattamie County Landlords Association. He volunteers at Mohm’s Place once a month serving meals to the homeless.
Charlie served on the Board of Steelworkers Credit Union, was Financial Secretary for United Steelworkers Local 3141, and chaired the Safety Committee at Griffin Pipe.
As a member of the Roberts Park Neighborhood Association, Charlie has assisted neighbors in applying for grants to repair and paint their homes for those who are financially and physically unable , volunteers for the annual Easter Egg Hunt in Roberts Park and works with the association to organize and sponsor forums for City Council and Mayoral candidates.
Charlie and Sheryl attend Salem Methodist Church in Council Bluffs.