As the only lawyer in the race . . ., I view it as my civic duty to research the law in this area, and to point out to the Stockman campaign why I believe the use of the term Re-Elect in its campaign material may be misleading to the voters . . . .
Lumberton, TX (PRWEB) May 10, 2012
Former BlackBerry Executive, high technology attorney and candidate for the Republican nomination for Congress for the 36th Congressional District, Chuck Meyer, releases the text of a letter to the Stockman campaign, in which he outlines the reasons for his call to the Stockman campaign to discontinue the use of the term "Re-elect" in the Stockman campaign materials.
Meyer states, "In releasing the text of the letter, I want to demonstrate to the voters of the 36th Congressional District that when I see a problem, I will use my best efforts and the tools at my disposal to address the problem. As the only lawyer in the race and as a former law professor, I view it as my civic duty to research the law in this area, and to point out to the Stockman campaign why I believe the use of the term Re-Elect in its campaign material may be misleading to the voters in the 36th Congressional District. This letter gives the Stockman campaign the opportunity to correct their campaign materials, so that the average voter is not led to believe that a former Congressman who last served as a Representative in 1997 is the incumbent in the race. Although I am not attempting to provide legal advice to any campaign, I do feel it is important to point out the provisions of the Texas Election Code that may be applicable to signage in a Congressional race."
"There is, of course, no incumbent in the 36th," Meyer continues. "The 36th is one of four newly-created districts that Texas received as a result of a substantial population shift to our great state as evidenced by the last census. There is no one to re-elect. All the candidates stand on the same footing; we are all challengers. It is unfortunate that at a time when many voters are already confused as a result of redistricting, the Stockman campaign has chosen to add to the electoral confusion by suggesting that Mr. Stockman is the incumbent in the race."
Chuck will be holding a brief press conference on Friday, May 11th at Noon on the steps of the Jefferson County Court House to report on any response from the Stockman Campaign. Any interested party who would like a copy of the letter should email the Chuck Meyer for US Congress campaign at press(at)meyerforcongress(dot)com.
To learn more about Chuck’s campaign go to http://www.MeyerforCongress.com.
About Chuck Meyer
Charles B. “Chuck” Meyer has had a varied and successful career as an engineer, patent examiner, business leader and as a lawyer in both private practice and in-house with two corporations, including Compaq Computer Corporation and Research in Motion Limited, the BlackBerry® Smartphone Company. He is also a former visiting law professor of patent law at the University of Houston Law Center and at the University of Pittsburgh Law School. Most recently, he has been an entrepreneur, a patent advisor, and a dispute resolution professional. He earned a graduate degree in law from the University of Oxford in 2005, having earlier obtained a B.S. degree 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. A resident of Texas for over 17 years, Chuck recently moved to Lumberton so that he could be closer to the voters of the 36th Congressional District.
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This press release has been paid for by the Committee to Elect Chuck Meyer, Timothy C. Lothe, Esq., Treasurer, 2120 Capitol Avenue, Suite 3430, Houston, TX 77003. Campaign Staff Phone: +1(713)344-3472. http://www.MeyerforCongress.com