During his collegiate years, he was involved with the College Republicans, serving as President of the Widener University Chapter, served as a Campaign Manager/Campaign Strategist for Jesse MacLachlan, who was the Republican candidate for District 35 in the Connecticut House of Representatives, and lobbied Congress on behalf of his Fraternity (Theta Chi) and the Fraternal Government Relations Coalition (FGRC) to pass the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act (CHIA).
Following graduation, Hunter served as a Field Director for the Republican Party of Pennsylvania in the Lancaster, PA area working on the gubernatorial campaign as well as helping with state and congressional races. Since 2014, Hunter has served as the Executive Director of the Republican Committee of Lancaster County.
Hunter’s family has a long history in politics and serving this nation since the late 1800’s. His late father, John W. Tower, was President Richard Nixon’s aide at the 1972 RNC in Florida with Alexander Haig’s son, worked with the Reagan Administration in the 1980’s, and was a lobbyist in Washington, DC as President of American Strategy Group. He is related to the late and former United States Senator John Tower (R-Texas), who served 24 years in the Senate and was President George H.W. Bush’s first nominee for Secretary of Defense. Also, Charlemagne Tower, Jr., who served as Minister to Austria-Hungary (1897–1899) for President William McKinley before being transferred to Russia as Ambassador (1899–1902). Following his post in St. Petersburg, he served as Ambassador to Germany from 1902 to 1908 under President Theodore Roosevelt.
Hunter has a deep commitment to helping people and his community. He serves on the Kennett Township Zoning Hearing Board. He is a lifetime member of the NAACP using his first paychecks while working for his father to purchase his lifetime membership. He is also a member of Kennett Square Rotary Light, serves as the Alumni Advisor to his fraternity at Widener, and facilitates fraternity conferences across the region to help young fraternity men better themselves and succeed in college and beyond.
Hunter lives in Kennett Township with his wife Jill and their two rescue dogs, Captain and Callie.
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