Bill Reicherter Runs for State Senate to Fix Mental Health System that Failed His Daughter
Bill Reicherter wasn’t supposed to be a candidate for the Florida State Senate or run an auto repair shop and a sign business. He wasn’t supposed to serve on the board of a suicide prevention non-profit started by his daughter, either. No, Reicherter was initially supposed to be an NFL player.
After receiving a scholarship to play Division 1 college football, Reicherter was primed and ready to take his shot at the big leagues. But suddenly, his father fell ill, and Reicherter was faced with a choice, follow the lights of the NFL, or go back home to save his father’s business.
Reicherter made the hard choice, putting his wants on indefinite hold to preserve the family business.