Weekly Featured Profile – Tim Wheeler

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Tim Wheeler is a prominent Communist Party USAmember and the son of the late Soviet spy Don Wheeler.

Tim Wheeler is the national political correspondent of the People’s World. He has been a reporter and an editor for the working-class press for more than 40 years. He lives in Baltimore, MD and in Sequim, WA with his wife Joyce Wheeler.

In January 2008, Tim Wheeler and Rev. Pierre L. Williams of the Communist Party’s Religion Commission, canvassed for Barack Obama in South Carolina:

I have been canvassing with a friend, Rev. Pierre L. Williams, a United Methodist minister in Baltimore. We got a vivid feel for just how deeply Obama’s message is resonating here going door-to-door in a working class neighborhood yesterday.

In early 2008, Tim Wheeler, his wife Joyce Wheeler and another Communist Party USAcouple, Jim Baldridge and Margaret Baldridge, were all active members of Obama’s Baltimore operation – organizing, canvassing, phone banking and general campaign work.

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In 2010, Tim Wheeler and Joyce Wheeler worked in Democratic Senator Patty Murray‘s campaign in Sequim, Washington State.

Tim Wheeler wrote in the Peoples World:

The highest profile election victory here Nov. 2 was the reelection of Sen. Patty Murray…I was asked to coordinate street-corner “waves” for Murray here in my hometown…Washington State voters helped put up a firewall against the ultra-right in reelecting Murray, blocking a GOP majority takeover of the Senate. Victory was won when the coalition of unions and other progressive organizations succeeded in getting out the vote.

Tim Wheeler, his wife, and communist sister ”Honeybee Burns” are all active in the Clallam County (Washington) Democratic Party.

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