Craig DeLuz is a small business owner and elected official with more than 30 years of experience in California politics. DeLuz was elected to Robla School District in 2005 where he has served as President for over 10 years on the Board. During his term, he has made STEAM education a priority and led the charge to transform Robla campuses into state-of-the-art facilities that prepare students for the jobs of the future. 

Originally from the Bay Area, DeLuz grew up in a working-class household, where his father, John DeLuz, worked as a warehouse supervisor, and his mother, El Vera, took care of Craig and his brothers and sisters. DeLuz learned the values of hard work, commitment, and integrity through his parents who were dedicated to making ends meet for their family. He went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in business finance from California State University, Chico, where he was elected as the first Black President of the Associated Student Government in the University’s 100-year history. 

DeLuz has also served as a legislative staffer to California Assemblymen Kevin Jeffries and Tim Leslie and has an extensive history as a media professional, policy analyst, and grassroots activist in the Greater Sacramento region. 

Craig and his wife Sobna live in North Sacramento. They have two children, Craig Jr. and Jazmine. In his spare time, he enjoys exercising, reading, and running.