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Carl DeMaio, (born 9/14/74) a Republican, is a San Diego City Councilmember who represents neighborhoods in San Diego’s North County. DeMaio attended Georgetown University and started two businesses: think tank Performance Institute, and the American Strategic Management Institute. The sale of those two businesses helped him support his run for mayor. DeMaio is a self-proclaimed “Taxpayer Watchdog” and has pledged to comprehensively reform City Hall if elected. He also helped to author the ballot measure Prop B, which urges a city pension overhaul. Prop B passed in the June primary election.

POSITION ON KEY ISSUES

Pension Reform: DeMaio spearheaded Proposition B, saying pensions and all the perks that go along with them are wasteful. Prop B's passage in June meant the city council would work to switch all new city hires from a pension plan to a 401(k). It also caps San Diego's payroll for five years.

Infrastructure: DeMaio frequently mentions San Diego's crumbling streets when bringing up his Roadmap to Recovery plan. The plan is a comprehensive guide to economic recovery.

Education: DeMaio has not released a specific plan to reform education but has thrown his support behind a joint session between the city and San Diego Unified School District to determine how to best tackle the schools' most pressing issues.

Construction projects: DeMaio supports a new Chargers stadium but said he would not pay for it with taxpayer funds. He would first like to see environmental impact reviews before moving on with the Balboa Park renovations. As far as the Convention Center expansion, DeMaio would like to see it grow, but with financial help from the Port District.

Job Creation: In his “Pathway to Prosperity” plan, DeMaio outlined a few ways to spur job growth in San Diego. One is to transition small business licensing transactions to an online platform. He also suggests allowing non-union workers to join businesses with union representation and generally cutting the red tape in business creation. He also released a veterans jobs plan.

Candidates Spar at 'Spirit of the Barrio'

Candidates Spar at 'Spirit of the Barrio'

With just a little more than than two weeks from the June primary election, San Diego's mayoral... Read »

May 18, 2012

Second Debate to Bring Back Mayoral Candidates

Second Debate to Bring Back Mayoral Candidates

NBC 7 San Diego will host the second mayoral debate of this election season on Sunday May 20 at 6 p.m. Read »

May 16, 2012

Mayoral Candidates Envision Budget Surplus

Panelists asked mayoral candidates Bonnie Dumanis, Nathan Fletcher, Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner what... Watch »

May 10, 2012

Mayoral Candidates Debate Infrastructure

Panelists asked mayoral candidates Bonnie Dumanis, Nathan Fletcher, Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner each... Watch »

May 10, 2012

Mayoral Candidates Debate Pension Reform

Panelists asked mayoral candidates Bonnie Dumanis, Nathan Fletcher, Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner each... Watch »

May 10, 2012

Mayoral Candidates Answer Hypothetical Questions

Panelists asked mayoral candidates Bonnie Dumanis, Nathan Fletcher, Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner each... Watch »

May 10, 2012

Mayoral Candidates Envision Budget Surplus

Panelists asked mayoral candidates Bonnie Dumanis, Nathan Fletcher, Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner what... Watch »

May 10, 2012

Candidate Says City Misspends Millions

Mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio talks about a report he released claiming to eliminate wasteful spending. Watch »

May 8, 2012

Execs Follow Fletcher to Independence

Execs Follow Fletcher to Independence

Inspired by the example of mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher, more than three dozen prominent... Read »

Apr 25, 2012

Mayoral Debate Recap

Mayoral Debate Recap

In an NBC 7 San Diego debate Monday night, candidates shed new light to key issues in the mayoral... Read »

Apr 24, 2012

Mayoral Candidates Debate Infrastructure

Panelists asked mayoral candidates Bonnie Dumanis, Nathan Fletcher, Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner each... Watch »

Apr 23, 2012

Mayoral Candidates Answer Hypothetical Questions

Panelists asked mayoral candidates Bonnie Dumanis, Nathan Fletcher, Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner each... Watch »

Apr 23, 2012

Mayoral Candidates Debate Pension Reform

Panelists asked mayoral candidates Bonnie Dumanis, Nathan Fletcher, Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner each... Watch »

Apr 23, 2012

Mayoral Candidates Debate Public Safety

Panelists asked mayoral candidates Bonnie Dumanis, Nathan Fletcher, Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner how... Watch »

Apr 23, 2012

Mayoral Candidates Debate Convention Center Plans

Panelists asked mayoral candidates Bonnie Dumanis, Nathan Fletcher, Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner... Watch »

Apr 23, 2012

Mayoral Candidates Envision Budget Surplus

Panelists asked mayoral candidates Bonnie Dumanis, Nathan Fletcher, Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner what... Watch »

Apr 23, 2012

Live Debate Intensified Mayor's Race

Live Debate Intensified Mayor's Race

With just over a month before the June 5 primary elections, the candidates running for San Diego's... Read »

Apr 23, 2012

Mayoral Candidates Face Off in Live Debate

Mayoral Candidates Face Off in Live Debate

NBC 7 San Diego will host a debate for the four major mayoral candidates on Monday at 6 p.m. This one will Read »

Apr 23, 2012

NBC San Diego Holds Mayoral Debate

NBC San Diego Holds Mayoral Debate

For a chance to hear about the problems this year’s mayoral candidates will solve in San Diego, NBC 7 San... Read »

Apr 23, 2012

Fletcher, DeMaio Release Tax Returns

Fletcher, DeMaio Release Tax Returns

Two of the four major candidates released their tax returns to the public, and touted initiatives to 'open... Read »

Apr 13, 2012

Sanders Projects Big Budget Surpluses

Sanders Projects Big Budget Surpluses

Five years of surpluses projected in San Diego mayor's 2012-2013 city budget. Read »

Apr 12, 2012

Did Dumanis Hire Fletcher in Campaign Deal?

Did Dumanis Hire Fletcher in Campaign Deal?

A startling allegation has surfaced in what's become a bitter, increasingly hardball campaign in the... Read »

Apr 9, 2012

Attack Season Starts Early in Mayoral Race

Attack Season Starts Early in Mayoral Race

In a telltale sign that San Diego’s mayor race is getting ugly, a campaign ad released today isn’t... Read »

Apr 9, 2012

DeMaio Cell Phone Number Leaked

Carl DeMaio talks to NBC 7 reporter Gene Cubbison about receiving more than 180 messages when his personal... Watch »

Apr 2, 2012

Mayoral Candidate Nathan Fletcher Leaves GOP

Mayoral Candidate Nathan Fletcher Leaves GOP

Nathan Fletcher threw a wrench in the San Diego mayoral race Wednesday morning by announcing that he... Read »

Mar 30, 2012

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