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Chuck Meyer

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Chuck Meyer
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 36
PartyRepublican
Education
High schoolUpper Arlington H.S.
Bachelor'sUniv. of Virginia
Master'sUniv. of Oxford, England
Personal
Place of birthToledo, Ohio, USA
ProfessionMediator, Arbitrator, Lawyer, Entrepreneur, Patent Attorney
ReligionRoman Catholic Christian
Websites
Campaign website
Chuck Meyer was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 36th Congressional District of Texas. He previously ran unsuccessfully for election to the seat in 2012.

Biography

Meyer earned a graduate degree in law from the University of Oxford. He also holds a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia, an M.S. degree in Operations Research from George Washington University and a JD degree from the Washington College of Law of the American University.[1]

Meyer has worked as an engineer, a patent examiner, a judicial law clerk, a lawyer, a business leader in a publicly-traded company, and most recently as a Registered Patent Attorney and Partner of the law firm, FisherBroyles, LLP, and as part-time Assistant District Attorney for Hardin County.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Meyer's campaign website lists the following issues:[2]

  • Secure Data Privacy and Data Protection
Excerpt: "As a result of my 30 years’ combined experience as a systems engineer, a technology lawyer, educator, and business leader, I understand from many perspectives the complex issues surrounding data protection and data privacy. I am committed to fight to put in place sound Constitutional and legal safeguards to protect the private data of all of our citizens from invasion by not just the government, but also by those who seek to do us grave harm by stealing our financial data, our health and other personal data, and critically, our identities."
  • Unleash Entrepreneurial and Industrial Economic Growth
Excerpt: "Free Market economies cannot function if they are burdened by unnecessary, unconstitutional and uncontrolled federal, state and local regulations. While a Congressman can do little to rein in state and local regulations, there is much that we can do to stop the massive over-regulation of our businesses, large and small."
  • Reform Congress and the Executive Branch
Excerpt: "I will support any legislation that requires Members of Congress, Congressional staffs, the Executive Branch and its employees to live under the same laws and regulations that our government imposes upon the rest of the nation."
  • Return to the People a Constitutionally-limited Government that is not Drowning in over 17 Trillion Dollars of Debt
Excerpt: "Our debt burden is unsustainable, and if we were a private enterprise, our government would have long ago been liquidated in bankruptcy. The massive amount of debt we have accumulated is putting at risk not only our future, but also the future of generations yet unborn."
  • Restore our Promises to Our Veterans
Excerpt: "We must meet the commitments that We the People, through our elected leaders, have made to our men and women who served under our nations flag to defend our Constitution and to keep America safe and free. It is simply unconscionable that we would take any steps to reduce the pensions of those who have pledged their lives for the protection of our freedoms."

2012

Meyer's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • No Budget, No Pay
Excerpt: "adopt the proposal of the No Labels Organization that stops paying Members of Congress if they don’t pass a budget in a timely fashion."
  • Rational Term Limits
Excerpt: "work to amend the Constitution to provide a maximum of three consecutive terms for Representatives and two consecutive terms for Senators, but include a sunset provision."
  • Significantly Amend the Voting Rights Act
Excerpt: "either have it apply to all states equally or eliminate it entirely in exchange for greater restrictions on political gerrymandering in federal Congressional districts."
  • Eliminate Special Treatment of Members of Congress
Excerpt: "go beyond the Stock Act and ensure that every act of Congress applies the same way to its Members as it does to the rest of the nation."
  • Streamline the tax code
Excerpt: "remove special interest provisions and establish two tax rates at 10% and 25% for both corporations and individuals, with an income threshold for individuals at least 4 times the poverty level before the 10% rate kicks in."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 36th Congressional District elections, 2014

Meyer ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 36th District. Meyer was defeated by Brian Babin and Ben Streusand in the Republican primary on March 4, 2014.[4][5]

U.S. House, Texas District 36 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Babin 33.4% 17,167
Green check mark transparent.pngBen Streusand 23.3% 12,009
John Manlove 6.9% 3,554
Doug Centilli 6.8% 3,499
Phil Fitzgerald 6.6% 3,383
Robin Riley 5.1% 2,644
Dave Norman 4.5% 2,322
Chuck Meyer 3.1% 1,573
John Amdur 2.9% 1,470
Kim Morrell 2.8% 1,440
Jim Engstrand 2.5% 1,281
Pat Kasprzak 2.2% 1,116
Total Votes 51,458
Source: Texas Secretary of State, Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2012

See also: Texas' 36th Congressional District elections, 2012

Meyer ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 36th District. He was defeated by Steve Stockman and Stephen Takach in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012.[6][7]

U.S. House, Texas District 36 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Takach Incumbent 22.4% 12,208
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Stockman 21.8% 11,858
Mike Jackson 19.8% 10,786
Jim Engstrand 9.4% 5,114
Ky D. Griffin 7.4% 4,025
Charles Meyer 4% 2,156
Kim Morrell 3.5% 1,930
Lois Dickson Myers 2.9% 1,558
Jerry Doyle 2.7% 1,479
Keith Casey 2.3% 1,225
Daniel Whitton 2% 1,110
Tim Wintill 1.8% 984
Total Votes 54,433

2010

Meyer ran unsuccessfully as an Independent, Write-in candidate in the United States Congress elections, 2010, for the U.S. House, to represent Texas' 18th District. Incumbent Representative, Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee, won the election.[8]

Personal

Meyer is married and has three children.[9]

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