CHUCK MEYER BIO
Chuck Meyer is an Assistant District Attorney for Hardin County, Texas (part-time) for Appeals and Writs. He is also a Registered Patent Attorney and a Partner with the national law firm of FisherBroyles, LLP, a “Law Firm 2.0®” law firm. He has represented a number of small businesses throughout the Congressional District, many on a pro bono basis. When Chuck is not on the campaign trail, he spends most of his time in Lumberton, Texas, and is a frequent commentator on governance matters. He has a slew of ideas on how to reform Congress. In 2013, the Lone Star Republicans elected him as their first President. He is the former Chief Legal Officer of Research In Motion (now BlackBerry®) and also served on the business side of that technology company as the Vice President, Europe, for several years in England.
He is a member of the Federal Relations subcommittee of the Greater Houston Partnership and is an active member of several community, professional and political organizations, including the Hardin County Rotary Club, the Lumberton Chamber of Commerce (as an Ambassador) and the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA). He is also a member of the Houston Maritime Arbitration Association, the Houston International Arbitrators Club, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). He is a former visiting assistant professor of intellectual property law at the University of Houston Law Center and at the University of Pittsburgh Law School.
Chuck began his professional career as an electronics engineer with the Department of Defense in the Pentagon. After a few years, he transferred to the US Patent and Trademark Office to become a patent examiner in the software-implemented inventions unit. While a patent examiner, Chuck put himself through law school at night at the American University’s Washington College of Law. After graduation, Chuck became a judicial law clerk for a Reagan-appointed United States District Court Judge in Honolulu, Hawaii. Two years later, Chuck was appointed as a judicial law clerk to a Republican Justice on the Ohio Supreme Court.
In 2005, he earned a graduate degree in law from the University of Oxford, having earlier obtained 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. He has had a varied and successful career as an engineer, a patent examiner, a judicial law clerk, a lawyer in both private practice and in-house with two corporations (Compaq and RIM), a business leader in a publicly-traded company, and more recently as a Registered Patent Attorney and Partner with a national entrepreneurial law firm, FisherBroyles, LLP, and as a part-time Assistant District Attorney for Hardin County.
Chuck has been married for over thirty years to Monika Voigt Meyer, and is the proud father of three daughters, Kathryn (21) Emily (18) and Laura (15). His Christian faith — the faith of his fathers — is Roman Catholic.
In a statement, the RLC said that the special skill Meyer brings is his ability to bring together all conservatives in the party for the common good, a feat not easily claimed in the uneasy waters of the modern day Republican Party. This is clearly demonstrated by not only our endorsement but that of United Republicans as well.
Joining Meyer’s campaign is Josh Jones, an experienced campaign consultant who has worked for federal and state races, including U.S. Senator Ted Cruz’s campaign where he was responsible for rallying conservative grassroots efforts in Harris, Chambers and Liberty counties.
Jones is also a mechanical engineer from the University of Texas with a global MBA from Hult International Business School. He is an experienced project engineer in the energy industry focused on oil & Gas construction and subsea pipeline installation.
“As an engineer in the energy industry, I understand the importance of logic and experience in the public policy making process,” Jones said. “I’ve seen firsthand how principled conservative leaders can challenge the status quo and make a difference in the lives of Americans. I whole heartedly support Chuck Meyer for Congress.”
Dan Bledsoe brings more than 23 years of media and governmental experience having worked for numerous media outlets and being involved in many political campaigns including those of U.S. Ted Poe, R-Humble, and current Texas Transportation Commissioner Jeff Moseley during Moseley’s tenure as Denton County judge.
Bledsoe also volunteered the weekend after 9/11 and spent more than a year with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the agency that built the Twin Towers.
“Chuck Meyer’s credentials speak for themselves,” Bledsoe said. ”As a premier technology lawyer and patent attorney, Meyer’s commitment to local social and professional organizations shows that he cares as much about faith, family and community as he does the pursuit of innovation and prosperity.
“With degrees from a number of leading institutions including American, George Washington and Oxford, I urge voters to support Chuck Meyer – an experienced, proven business leader and local community advocate.”
Meyer made it clear that, while voters will ultimately decide who is in the runoff, he believes his efforts in the past two years throughout the district has best positioned him to represent CD36 voters in Congress