Chris Deluzio
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 17th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2023
Preceded byConor Lamb
Personal details
Born (1984-07-13) July 13, 1984 (age 38)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Zoë Bunnell
(m. 2015)
EducationUnited States Naval Academy (BS)
Georgetown University (JD)
WebsiteHouse website
Military service
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service2006–2012
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Christopher Raphael Deluzio (born July 13, 1984)[2] is an American attorney, politician and former U.S. Navy officer serving as the U.S. representative for Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district since 2023. The district includes most of the northwestern suburbs of Pittsburgh. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Early life and education

Deluzio was born in Pittsburgh and raised in Thornburg, Pennsylvania.[3][4] He attended Bishop Canevin High School and then the United States Naval Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 2006.[1][5] He later graduated magna cum laude and received his juris doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2013.[citation needed]

Early career

After graduating from the Naval Academy, Deluzio deployed to Iraq as a naval officer from 2006 to 2012.[1] He later worked as a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York City[1] before being named a legal and policy scholar of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security.[6]

U.S. House of Representatives



See also: 2022 United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania § District 17

Deluzio ran for the United States House of Representatives in Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district to succeed Conor Lamb in the 2022 elections. He won the general election with 53.4% of the vote, defeating Republican nominee Jeremy Shaffer.[7]



Deluzio is a labor advocate and supporter of the PRO Act, the federal bill expanding workers’ rights to organize a union and collectively bargain. He supports stronger anti-trust laws and enforcement to rein in corporate power and believes we should restore American supply chains and manufacturing.[8]


Deluzio advocates for expanding resources for the Department of Veterans Affairs. He's said that lack of funding and staffing shortages have plagued the department, slowing claims processing and creating headaches for those who rely on VA health care benefits.[9]


Deluzio criticized the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade and has said, "women should have the freedom to make their own decisions about their families and their healthcare."[10]

Caucus memberships

Committee assignments

Political positions

Deluzio was a Bernie Sanders delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention. He has spoken in favor of Medicare for All.[13]

Deluzio is a strong supporter of labor unions. During his 2022 campaign for Congress, Austin Ahlman of The American Prospect wrote that Deluzio has an "ardent belief" in "the power of labor politics".[14]

Personal life

Deluzio is from Thornburg, Pennsylvania, the son of Vincent and Rita Deluzio. His father owns a healthcare management consulting firm.[1] In 2015, he married Alexandra Zoë Bunnell, whom he met while attending law school at Georgetown.[15]


  1. ^ a b c d e – via PressReader. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Pennsylvania New Members 2023". November 17, 2022. Retrieved November 18, 2022.
  3. ^ "Chris Deluzio". VoteVets. Retrieved 2022-11-10.
  4. ^ Perrine, Shannon (2022-10-21), Commitment 2022: Chris Deluzio, candidate for PA-17 US House seat, retrieved 2022-11-10
  5. ^ Perrine, Shannon (October 21, 2022). "Commitment 2022: Chris Deluzio, candidate for PA-17 US House seat" – via
  6. ^ "Pitt Cyber Announces Legal and Policy Scholar Christopher R. Deluzio". July 2, 2018.
  7. ^ "Pennsylvania 17th Congressional District Election Results". The New York Times. 8 November 2022. Retrieved 9 December 2022.
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  11. ^ "FIRST IN HUDDLE: PROGRESSIVES ORGANIZE". Politico. Retrieved 20 December 2022.
  12. ^ "Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Appoints Members to Complete Caucus Executive Board for 118th Congress". Congressional Progressive Caucus. Retrieved 20 December 2022.
  13. ^ Lindstrom, Natasha. "Bernie Sanders delegates seek bold changes beyond unseating Donald Trump, some report feeling left out of DNC events". Retrieved 13 December 2022.
  14. ^ Ahlman, Austin. "The Populist Pugilist Vying to Replace Conor Lamb". The American Prospect. Retrieved 13 December 2022.
  15. ^ "Zoë Bunnell, Christopher Deluzio". April 26, 2015 – via