Chuck DeVore is the Chief National Initiatives Officer at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He writes about the economy, energy, and national security. During session, the Texas Legislature frequently invites him to testify on election integrity and other topics. He guides the Foundation’s national work in border security, election integrity, energy, and conservative criminal justice reform. He authored three books: Crisis of the House Never United – A Novel of Early America, The Texas Model: Prosperity in the Lone Star State and Lessons for America, and China Attacks. He regularly appears on Fox News and is a senior contributor at The Federalist.

For six years until he termed out in 2010, DeVore represented almost 500,000 people in the California State Assembly where he was vice chairman of the Committee on Revenue and Taxation as well as a member of the Budget Committee. DeVore was a senior assistant to a U.S. congressman from 1988 to 1990, and in the Reagan-era Pentagon, DeVore was a special assistant for foreign affairs.

Prior to his election, DeVore was an executive in the aerospace industry for 13 years analyzing technology and corporate capabilities and working in business development.

DeVore retired from the U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel, having served in both the National Guard and the Reserves as an intelligence officer.