February 19, 2014
Mr. Chuck Vanover
Dear Mr. Vanover,
The Vietnamese-American Political Action Committee (VA-PAC) has decided to endorse a number of candidates for the March 4, 2014 Primary Election and we are pleased to inform you that we are endorsing you for Judge of Tarrant County Criminal Court 8. We believe that your views on a number of areas including economy, education, and social values are very similar to ours and therefore, we want you to be successful in this election.
To assist you in this effort, VA-PAC has produced and mailed thousands of the attached voter’s guide in Vietnamese to Vietnamese-American voters in Tarrant County. As you can see, your name along with other candidates supported by VA-PAC are prominently displayed on the voter’s guide. Along with the voter’s guide mailing, VA-PAC is also sponsoring a number of Vietnamese radio and newspaper ads in the Dallas-Fort Worth Market.
If you have any questions about VA-PAC, its mission, or its involvement in this election, please do not hesitate to contact me or one of our board members, Mr. Tom Ha. My contact information is below and Tom’s phone number is 817-683-3139.
We wish you succeed and look forward to visiting with you after your successful Primary in March and election in November.
Bo V. Cung
C: VA-PAC Board Members: Tom Ha, Luong Le, Chinh Pham, Hiep Nguyen
Political Action Committee
904 Collier Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
January 5, 2014
Candidate Chuck Vanover:
Subject: Letter of Endorsement
On behalf of the members of the Tarrant County Law Enforcement Association (TCLEA), I am pleased to inform you that the TCLEA proudly endorses your candidacy for Judge of the Tarrant County Criminal Court #8.
Your long time commitment to the service of others as a police officer, prosecutor and a member of the Texas State Guard JAG, along with so many other accomplishments, makes you the clear choice to be our endorsed candidate.
We look forward to working with you through this campaign and as the next Judge of CCC #8.
John E. DeAngelis
TCLEA PAC Chairman
I PUBLICLY ENDORSE CHARLES (CHUCK) VANOVER FOR JUDGE:
I am a 6th generation resident of North East Tarrant County and have known Charles (Chuck) Vanover for over 25 years. He has been a life long resident of North East Tarrant County and graduated from Grapevine High School. He is very honest, personable and professional. When he graduated from college he worked for the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department and latter for the Dallas/Ft Worth International Airport, Department of Public Safety as a police officer, fire fighter and emergency medical technician.
I was his field training officer in the patrol/rescue division, he was a fast learner. When he made personal contact with an individual he treated each with respect as if he was recruiting them for a a posse for a latter date. I found this to be an honorable trait for such a young man in that day and time. I do believe that each victim and lawbreaker went away feeling they had received deep respect from a very dedicated and professional individual. Some other traits that I observed was that he was a real leader not pushing from behind, but pulling from the front and had very high moral integrity, in which, I witnessed daily.
I was very honored when after a few years he came to me and asked my advice on becoming an attorney and working in the courtrooms of criminal justice, in Tarrant County. You as a citizen of Tarrant County , if you want a criminal judge who is dedicated, professional, honest and with integrity. He is the person to vote for.
Johnny L. Wilson
36 years of law enforcement in Tarrant County (Retired)
Chuck Vanover is the best choice for Judge of Tarrant County Criminal Court 8!
I first met Chuck Vanover while I was playing Professional Baseball for the Texas Rangers. At the time, Chuck was a Police Officer with the D/FW Airport Department of Public Safety. I saw in Chuck what most people see in Chuck. He is a man of integrity, character and a man that cares about our community and upholding the laws of our great state. Chuck is an advocate for law enforcement and the rule of law but is as fair minded as they come. He has worked to keep our children and community safe and out of harm’s way both as a police officer and now as a prosecutor.
There is not a better qualified candidate for Judge in Tarrant County than Chuck Vanover. Get out and vote Chuck Vanover for Judge!! He will not disappoint!!
Texas Rangers Pitcher 1998-2001
Texas Peace Officer
Endorsement of the Candidacy of Chuck Vanover for Judge, Tarrant County Criminal Court # 8
America’s strength rests with our States and communities. The people we elect to local offices are the first line of protection for our lives, our rights and liberties and our property. All of us are familiar with the posturing, easy talk and empty promises of our election cycles that too often leave us no option but to vote for a candidate that is the best of a bad lot. But not in 2014. Next year the citizens of Tarrant County have an opportunity to vote for a candidate who talks straight, keeps his word and lives by the values that most of us believe in. Chuck Vanover is that candidate.
Chuck is standing in the 2014 elections as a candidate for Judge of Tarrant County Criminal Court # 8. I am proud to publicly endorse his candidacy and pledge my energetic support. A native of Tarrant County, Chuck has grown up in the Ft Worth area, gained his education, made his career and established his family in the county he wants to serve in a new capacity.
Chuck understands the world as it is and knows that Texas is moving toward a new period in our extraordinary history as a people. He believes that our future is what we citizen voters make it. A native Texan, I have travelled a long career in America’s military and diplomatic service. I have seen many once great societies brought to ruin by a lack of civic courage and engagement by citizens who remained indifferent or aloof from the events of the day until it was too late to act. Chuck is not such a bystander. He is a leader among a new generation of Texans.
America’s founders rightly placed a strong emphasis on a system of just laws and the key role that local magistrates and judges play in maintaining an open, just and prosperous society. Our history shows that the best judges have had a clarity of thought, solid character, a knowledge and reverence for the law tempered with a passion for equal justice, and an understanding of the community they serve. Chuck Vanover fits that profile.
Please support Chuck Vanover for Tarrant County Criminal Court # 8 in the 2014 elections.
The Honorable Howard Eugene Douglas
Former Ambassador at Large under President Ronald Reagan
Commander, US Navy Reserve (ret)
My name is Fred J. Moore, Special Agent, United States Department of Defense, retired. I also am a Special Agent for the United States Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID) retired. I served my country in the United States Marine Corps (active duty) and US Army Reserve (reserve duty) and retired with twenty-two years of service.
Being in law enforcement most of my adult life I have been fortunate to have worked with many good people in the federal, state and local levels. People that are of the highest character, that are good leaders, of the finest morals and great friends. Each of these individuals possess traits that I consider to be inherent in someone that would have a great command presence, a good leader of people and a good person.
All of the aforementioned are traits I know to be what makes up the person of Charles (Chuck) L. Vanover. I have known Chuck for approximately twenty years. I knew his father before him. I can say without any hesitation that I would support Chuck Vanover in any endeavor he chooses. I support Chuck, specifically, in the endeavor to be Judge of Tarrant County Criminal Court #8. I feel that Chuck will bring a fair minded approach to this position and will approach his cases from a most considered position. His honesty, integrity and sense of duty comes from a wonderful family, great work ethic and experience. I can think of no better hands, in which the citizens of Tarrant County will be, than Chuck Vanover. I am proud to call him a friend.
Fred J. Moore