School Board Member, Small Business Owner to Challenge Bera for 6th Congressional Seat 
April 28, 2023

Sacramento, Calif.  – With promise to create a bridge between the people of the greater Sacramento region and Washington D.C., small business owner Craig DeLuz announced today he is challenging incumbent, Congressman Ami Bera for the 6th Congressional District seat in November 2024. 

“Congressman Bera and Washington elitists have failed the hard-working residents of this region,” DeLuz said. “We have an opportunity to bring the values of everyday Californians back to Washington.  

“The job of a congressman is to deliver results back to his constituents,” DeLuz continued “If you look at the price of gasoline, food prices, housing, energy, water, and the ever-growing homeless crisis, Congressman Bera has been an absolute failure. I can and will be that leader to help deliver the money and services needed to address these critical issues. Now is the time for change.” 

DeLuz has deep roots in the Sacramento region and is currently a small business owner. He has served his community as an elected school board member with the Robla School District since 2005, including 10 of those years as board president.  

As an elected school board member, one of his priorities has been Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) education for the Robla campuses where they have transformed their campuses into state-of-the-art learning centers that prepare students for the jobs of the future. 

Originally from the Bay Area, DeLuz 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.   

The 6th congressional district is entirely in Sacramento County and includes the north side of the city of Sacramento and its suburbs of Rancho Cordova, Citrus Heights, Rio Linda, Elverta, Arden-Arcade, Antelope, Foothill Farms, North Highlands, and most of Fair Oaks. 

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