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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..