Chuck DeVore is a Vice President at the Texas Public Policy Foundation where he authored the book, “The Texas Model: Prosperity in the Lone Star State and Lessons for America.” He’s been with the Texas Public Policy Foundation since 2011.

From 2004 to 2010, Chuck represented almost 500,000 people in the California State Assembly. He was the Vice Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation and Vice Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee and served on the Budget Committee as well as the Joint Legislative Audit Committee. He was named legislator of the year by seven groups.

Prior to his election, DeVore was an executive in the aerospace industry for 13 years working on ballistic missile defense, space sensors, and space launch vehicle programs.

DeVore is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army (retired) Reserve. He served as a company commander and a brigade combat team intelligence officer (S-2) and operations officer (S-3) and was activated for the 1992 L.A. Riots.

He obtained his B.A. cum laude in strategic studies from Claremont McKenna College. He studied abroad at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

DeVore has been married since 1988 to Diane. They have two daughters.