Candidate Profile
Chuck Maricle

Republican , Texas


Chuck Maricle
State Rep., Dist. 129

Panel Rating

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Reported by Candidate

Silver Haired Legislature 9/11 spouse survivor Gwen de Ashborough COL Sean Seibert Master Chief (retired) Bob Milmoe Freeman Mendell (retired Galveston County CofS) Many military

Selected Contributions


Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Republican Women's Organizations


Houston Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and Transgender Caucus







Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.


3. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

4. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

5. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

6. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

7. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

8. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

No Answer

9. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

10. There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Strongly Agree

11. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.


12. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Strongly Agree

13. Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.

Strongly Agree

14. The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Strongly Disagree

15. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.

Strongly Agree

16. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.


17. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, Voters, Constitution, Congress

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Life long Roman Catholic dedicated to the church and active in the Apostleship of the Sea, the RC outreach to mariners in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Catholic social teaching is based on and inseparable from our understanding of human life and human dignity. Every human being is created in the image of God and redeemed by Jesus Christ, and therefore is invaluable and worthy of respect as a member of the human family. Every person, from the moment of conception to natural death, has inherent dignity and a right to life consistent with that dignity. Human dignity comes from God, not from any human quality or accomplishment.In our relationship with God we experience the conversion of heart that is necessary to truly love one another as God has loved us. Please note question #8, as a member of the US military and its associated forces I cannot take a position on this issue relevant to my command.


  • St Josephs Collegiate Institure, Buffalo, HS, 1978
  • Canisius College, Buffalo, BS, 1982
  • GM Hughes exec program, Long Beach, PhD, 1999
Work & Military
  • US Army, Combat Engineer Officer, 10
  • US Coast Guard (AUX forces), District Captain, 10
  • Freemasons, Member
  • Clear Lake Area Republicans, Life Member
  • South Belt Area Republicans, Founding member
  • San Jacinto Republican Women, Member
  • National Rifle Assn, Life member
  • Texas State Rifle Association, Life member
  • Society of American Military Engineers, Member
  • Apostleship of the Sea, Mariner member
  • Harris County Commissioner pct 1, Sought 2012

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