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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.

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 San... 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 just... 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 has... Read »

Mar 30, 2012

DeMaio Responds to Fletcher Departure from GOP

Assemblyman and mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher announced Wednesday morning that he is leaving the... Watch »

Mar 28, 2012

City Council Candidates Qualify for June Vote

City Council Candidates Qualify for June Vote

On Monday, the San Diego City Clerk released the list of 12 city council candidates who got enough... Read »

Mar 28, 2012

GOP Pol Bails on Party

GOP Pol Bails on Party

Behind in the polls in his run for San Diego mayor, moderate Republican Nathan Fletcher concludes his best... Read »

Mar 28, 2012

Analysis of Pension Measure Outlines Risks

An analysis of San Diego's controversial pension reform measure reveals a few risks and savings voters... Watch »

Mar 20, 2012

Analysis of Pension Measure Outlines Risks

Analysis of Pension Measure Outlines Risks

An analysis of a San Diego’s controversial pension reveals a few risks voters should know about before... Read »

Mar 19, 2012

'Big Four' Discuss Pension Reform Measure

'Big Four' Discuss Pension Reform Measure

The top four contenders in San Diego's mayoral race spoke in loud voices on Wednesday, as they traded... Read »

Mar 15, 2012

'Big Four' Discuss Pension Reform Measure

Nathan Fletcher, Bonnie Dumanis, Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner discuss a pension reform measure. Watch »

Mar 14, 2012

Did DeMaio Strong-Arm Council Candidate?

Rik Hauptfeld tells NBC 7 reporter Gene Cubbison about the an incident involving mayoral candidate Carl... Watch »

Mar 14, 2012

Fletcher’s Education Plan Focuses on Tech

Fletcher’s Education Plan Focuses on Tech

After a 10-month “listening tour,” Mayoral Candidate Nathan Fletcher was ready to speak. Read »

Mar 13, 2012

DeMaio is "All Bark, No Bite:" Fletcher

Mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher talks with NBC 7 reporter Gene Cubbison about his opponent in the... Watch »

Mar 11, 2012

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Press Release: NBC 7 SAN DIEGO AIRS TWO MAYORAL DEBATES AND POLITICAL...

Press Release Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 Read »

Mar 1, 2012

Monday Focus: Carl DeMaio

City councilmember Carl DeMaio has raised the most amount of money leading up to the November mayor's... Watch »

Feb 29, 2012

Mayoral Candidates, Start Your Engines

Mayoral Candidates, Start Your Engines

Starting Wednesday, mayoral candidates will be taking some of the first official steps toward their run... Read »

Feb 29, 2012

Pension Reform Initiative Overcomes Second Lawsuit

Pension Reform Initiative Overcomes Second Lawsuit

A second legal challenge to San Diego's "Comprehensive Pension Reform" initiative was rejected... Read »

Feb 29, 2012

Mayor: Problem Solved, Surplus in Sight

Mayor: Problem Solved, Surplus in Sight

Mayor Jerry Sanders announced Thursday that the city’s major financial problems are solved. Read »

Feb 29, 2012

Carl DeMaio Talks Financial Health and Pensions

Political reporter Gene Cubbison interviews Mayoral Candidate and Councilmember Carl DeMaio again as the... Watch »

Feb 29, 2012

Mayor: Problem Solved, Surplus in Sight

Mayor Jerry Sanders spoke at a press conference today, saying San Diego is back on track with finances. Watch »

Feb 23, 2012

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