Meet Chris Deluzio
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 Aspinwall.
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, including a tour of duty as a U.S. Army Civil Affairs Officer in Iraq. After returning from Iraq, Chris received his law degree magna cum laude from Georgetown Law, and clerked for a federal judge.
Chris went on to work at the Brennan Center for Justice on the Voting Rights and Election Security teams. In Chris’s latest work with Pitt Cyber, he has focused on voting rights, election security, and the intersection of technology and civil rights. Chris’s volunteer efforts have included work with the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, pro bono legal assistance with the Veterans Consortium and for indigent tenants in Allegheny County, and service as a Naval Academy Blue and Gold Officer (mentoring and interviewing applicants to the Academy).