This month the DeKalb Young Republicans will be welcoming Christopher Deraney, soon to be candidate for the Georgia State House of Representatives. He hails from Clayton and will be able to offer some perspective as well as advice for running campaigns in our Southern-North Georgia House Districts. It’s always a pleasure to meet with up and coming Republicans! We will be meeting September 16th 7:00 PM at the Hudson Grille in Brookhaven for normal monthly business, lively discussions, and hopefully some announcements on upcoming social events!
After a lifetime of using his voice to make music, Christopher J. Deraney decided to become a public servant to help empower the voices of others. Christopher is a modern conservative Christian raised in the South Atlanta airport town of Fayetteville, Georgia. His early life included soccer games, piano recitals, church on Wednesdays and Sundays, and trips to Dairy Queen with his adoptive family. A recipient of the National Principal’s Leadership Award and the ‘I Dare You’ Leadership Award, Christopher graduated from Fayette County High School in 1999.
In 2006, and again in 2009, Christopher graduated from Georgia Southern University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Vocal Performance. Upon leaving Georgia Southern, he became the general music teacher at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic school in Atlanta, Georgia. After leaving IHM, Christopher became an active vocalist in the Atlanta community, pursuing a career in opera and singing several seasons with the Atlanta Opera Chorus.
In 2011, after a near-fatal car accident left him unable to sing at the professional level, Christopher joined the Inflight Entertainment Systems team at Delta Air Lines—a company that has long employed members of his own family, including his father and brother.
Now a resident of Clayton County, Christopher is an active member of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Jonesboro. In an effort to advance the successes of Clayton and Henry Counties and to get to know the members of his community, Christopher has become active in local events and attends board of education meetings and city council meetings in order to learn about the most important and urgent needs of the citizens of Clayton and Henry counties.
Consumed with a need to do more for the citizens of Clayton and Henry counties, as their Representative, Christopher will strive to be a true voice and a champion of individual liberty for his fellow citizens—taking their needs to the Gold Dome.