SOF Background: Civil Affairs Team

Running for: US House of Representatives, Pennsylvania District 17

Bio: Congressman Chris Deluzio is a Thornburg native, Iraq War veteran, and voting rights attorney. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, Chris served as an officer in the Navy and deployed overseas multiple times. As a lawyer, Chris worked to protect voting rights and our elections as the policy director at Pitt Cyber and previously at the Brennan Center for Justice. He was part of the Pitt Faculty Organizing Committee with the United Steelworkers, fighting successfully for a union. Chris lives with his wife, Zoë, three young children, and their dog, Yankee Doodle, in Allegheny County.

Chris received a Bachelor of Science degree with merit from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. Following graduation from the Naval Academy, he was commissioned as an active-duty surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy. Chris’s military service included three deployments, both at sea and with U.S. Army Civil Affairs in Iraq. After returning from Iraq, Chris received his law degree magna cum laude from Georgetown Law and clerked for a federal judge.

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