Chuck DeVore is Vice President of Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, one of America's premier conservative state-level public policy think tanks.
From 2004 to 2010, DeVore represented almost 500,000 people in the California State Assembly in the coastal Orange County region that includes the cities of Irvine, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, and others. He was the Vice Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation and served on the Budget Committee as well.
DeVore was honored as the Legislator of the Year by seven groups: the VFW, the American Legion, and three Republican Party organizations. United Way of Orange County recognized him for his legislation improving childcare. In 2010, the Americanism Educational League named him with their American Spirit Award, a yearly award once given to Ronald Reagan.
In 2010, DeVore competed for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in California, earning more than 450,000 votes and raising more than $2.5 million.
DeVore 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.
DeVore 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 for a U.S. Congressman.
From 1991 to 1996, he served as a City Commissioner for the City of Irvine. He was Chairman of the city's Community Services Commission.
In 1983, DeVore enlisted in the United States Army Reserve. He earned an ROTC scholarship that allowed him to attend Claremont McKenna College where he graduated with honors with a degree in Strategic Studies in 1985 and was commissioned an officer. He also studied overseas at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. After more than 24 years of active reserve service, DeVore retired from the Army National Guard. He is now a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army (retired) Reserve. A graduate of the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College, his awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster, and others.
In 2004, The Claremont Institute named DeVore a Lincoln Fellow.
He and his wife Diane have two daughters and reside in Dripping Springs.