PA-17: Chris Deluzio (D)
Chris Deluzio is a Thornburg native, Iraq War veteran, and voting rights attorney. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, he served as an officer in the Navy and deployed overseas multiple times.
As a lawyer, he worked to protect voting rights and 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.
He lives with his wife, Zoë, three young children, and their dog, Yankee Doodle, in Aspinwall.
He received his bachelor’s 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. His military service included three deployments, including a tour of duty as a U.S. Army Civil Affairs Officer in Iraq.
After returning from Iraq, he received his law degree magna cum laude from Georgetown Law, and clerked for a federal judge. He went on to work at the Brennan Center for Justice on the Voting Rights and Election Security teams.
Recently with Pitt Cyber, he has focused on voting rights, election security, and the intersection of technology and civil rights.
The above information was sourced from the candidate’s website.