Chuck DeVore's platform is simple: No new taxes.
DeVore, a termed-out member of the State Assembly from Irvine, is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Barbara Boxer. He's a conservative Republican who believes in small government. He opposed the financial bailouts, the stimulus bill and the health care reform bill.
He's a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve and was an aerospace executive before election to state office. Prior to running for the Assembly, DeVore worked in the Pentagon as a Reagan appointee.
DeVore, 47, fits the conservative profile that constitutes the base of the state Republican party and is very popular with the anti-tax Tea Party movement. He faces Carly Fiorina in the June 8 Republican primary.
He sees his Southern California base as an asset against his Northern California-based opponent. He has a 100 percent approval rating from the California Taxpayers Association and California Chamber of Commerce, and a 0% approval rating from the Consumer Federation of California.
DeVore has criticized Fiorina for saying that she probably would have voted for Supreme Court appointee Sonia Sotomayor.
Other facts about DeVore:
- He opposes same sex marriage
- He is “pro-life” and opposes abortion
- He believes environmental regulations are stifling businesses
- He supports drilling for oil off the California coast
- He supports nuclear power