From 2004 to 2010, Chuck DeVore represented almost 500,000 people in the California State Assembly in coastal Orange County. He was the Vice Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation and served on the Budget Committee as well.
In 2010, Chuck competed for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in California, earning more than 450,000 votes and raising more than $2.6 million.
Chuck worked in the aerospace industry for 13 years as an executive. In the former role he analyzed technology developments and corporate capabilities while in the latter role he was in charge of investor and media relations, marketing, and Securities and Exchange Commission reporting. At the time of his election to the Assembly in 2004, he was a corporate vice president.
Chuck served as a Reagan White House appointee in the Pentagon from 1986 to 1988. As Special Assistant for Foreign Affairs his duties included working with Congress to advance the President's foreign and military policy. He later served on staff of a U.S. Congressman. From 1991 to 1996, he served as a City Commissioner for the City of Irvine.
Chuck served in the Army National Guard from 1983 to 2007 as an intelligence officer and is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army (retired) Reserve.