Hello, I’m Craig DeLuz, Candidate for CAGOP Central Valley Regional Vice Chair
Experience That Matters…
With more than 30 years in politics as a volunteer, policy advocate, communications consultant, media commentator, elected official and community activist; I have experience politics from just about every angle imaginable. I would like to put that experience to work for the CAGOP, as we work to advance conservative values and Make California Great Again.
As Regional Vice Chair I will serve as a resource, a voice, a unifier and a leader for Central Valley Republicans and the organizations that represent them. – Craig J. DeLuz
The #1 job of a Regional Vice Chair is to be a resource to local central committees; to make sure they have access to the resources they need to be successful.
As Republicans, we value bottom up government. As Regional Vice Chair I will be a voice for local GOP central committees and volunteer organizations to the CAGOP Board of Directors and Staff.
I have made a career of bringing people together to work toward common goals. As Republicans, we share the common goal of ELECTING REPUBLICANS. As Regional Vice Chair, I will work to make sure WE are unified and focused on just that.
I believe good leaders are honest, frank, focused on the needs of those they serve and are willing to chose what is right over what is popular. This is how I have always lived my life. And as Regional Vice Chair, these will be my guiding principles.
Born in the Bay Area, Craig grew up in a working-class household, where his father, John DeLuz, was a warehouse supervisor, and his mother, El Vera, took care of his five brothers and sisters. His parents were dedicated to making ends meet for their family, and learn the value of honesty, work, and cooperation.
Craig went on to study business finance at California State University at Chico. While attending Chico State, he became CEO of student-owned businesses and was elected the first Black Associated Student Government president in the university’s 100-year history.
Craig is a widely recognized as an experienced policy analyst and voice for conservative values.
For years, Craig walked the halls of California’s state capitol where he worked as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries (R- Riverside). This followed his tenure as Legislative Aide and Communications Director for Assemblyman Tim Leslie (R-Carmicael). During his time in the capitol Craig fought against wasteful spending, bigger government and higher taxes.
Following his tenure in the legislature, Craig went on to become one of California’s leading Second Amendment Advocates. As the Director of Communications and Senior Legislative Director for the Firearms Policy Coalition, he was a leading voice in the fight for citizens’ right to keep and bear arms.
Craig has also cemented a reputation as an industry leader in Public Relations and Digital Communications. He hosts a number of programs focussed on political and Second Amendment Issues. They include FPC’s “Morning Coffee with Craig”, “CRA-TV” for the California Republican Assembly and the “The DeLuz Brothers” where he and his twin brother David debate politics from the left and right. Most recently he launched a daily news commentary program called “The Rundown” which airs Monday- Friday on YouTube, Facebook and Spotify. Craig has also been a featured commentator with Project 21, the American Urban Radio Network and MAD Moments on 1380 AM KTKZ.
In recent years, Craig has expanded his focus to include broad-based communications, and digital marketing. Currently, he serves as the Director of Communications for The California Republican Assembly, Digital Content Manager for the Sacramento Observer and Digital Content Editor for California Black Media.
Since 2005, Craig has served as a member of the Robla School District Board of Trustees, one of Sacramento’s highest performing school districts. He has had the honor of serving as Board President 11 of his 18 years on the board.
Craig and Sobna, his wife of 30 years live in Sacramento, California near their two married, adult children Jazmine Smith & Craig DeLuz Jr..
We Support Craig DeLuz!
Hon. Ted Gaines – California State Board of Equalization Member, District 1
Hon. Joe Patterson – California State Assembly Member, District 5
Laurie Wallace – California Republican Party Northern Region Vice Chair
Matt Heath – California Republican Party Northwest Region Vice Chair
Tom Del Bacarro – California Republican Party, Past Chair
The California Republican Assembly