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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.

"I Have Truth on My Side:" DeMaio

Candidate for U.S. Congress Carl DeMaio spoke exclusively to NBC 7 News about an allegation that... Watch »

Aug 27, 2013

SD Mayoral Race Draws Entries

SD Mayoral Race Draws Entries

Mayor Bob Filner will be in office under Friday, but already, seven people have filed paperwork to... Read »

Aug 26, 2013

Filner’s Resignation: What Happens Next?

Filner’s Resignation: What Happens Next?

Embattled Mayor Bob Filner will officially leave the mayoral office on Aug. 30 at 5 Read »

Aug 25, 2013

Nathan Fletcher Preps for Mayoral Campaign

Nathan Fletcher Preps for Mayoral Campaign

NBC 7 News has learned Nathan Fletcher filed paperwork with the City Clerk’s office Tuesday as... Read »

Aug 23, 2013

No Refunds for Filner Recall Supporters

No Refunds for Filner Recall Supporters

The people who donated to the recall effort against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will not see a refund even... Read »

Aug 22, 2013

Filner Meets With San Diego Leaders, Gloria Allred

Filner Meets With San Diego Leaders, Gloria Allred

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner met with city leaders at a downtown law firm on Monday after being out... Read »

Aug 20, 2013

Carl DeMaio Joins Effort to Recall Filner

Carl DeMaio Joins Effort to Recall Filner

Carl DeMaio announced he's organizing several signature gathering events that he'll publicize... Read »

Aug 19, 2013

DeMaio Doesn't Rule Out Run for Mayor

Carl DeMaio, who ran against Filner for mayor and is now running for Congress, held a fundraiser in... Watch »

Aug 1, 2013

Filner's "Airport Rage" Similar to Allegations: Victim

Filner's "Airport Rage" Similar to Allegations: Victim

A woman who filed assault charges against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner six years ago spoke exclusively... Read »

Jul 19, 2013

"Numerous" Women Harassed by Mayor: Attorney

"Numerous" Women Harassed by Mayor: Attorney

Three high-profile San Diegans described sexual harassment allegations involving “numerous”... Read »

Jul 11, 2013

Politically Speaking: DeMaio vs. Peters

Sara Libby from Voice of San Diego and Dr. Carl Luna from San Diego Mesa College discuss an impending race... Watch »

Jun 28, 2013

San Diego Reacts to Prop 8, DOMA Decisions

San Diego Reacts to Prop 8, DOMA Decisions

After the U.S. Supreme made the decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act and it will not... Read »

Jun 26, 2013

Carl DeMaio Explains Run for Congress

The day former City Councilmember Carl DeMaio announced his run for Congress, NBC 7's Lea Sutton asked him... Watch »

May 30, 2013

Carl DeMaio Announces Congressional Bid

Carl DeMaio Announces Congressional Bid

Former City Councilman Carl DeMaio launched his bid Thursday for 52nd Congressional seat in 2014... Read »

May 30, 2013

Carl DeMaio Announces Congressional Bid

Former mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio announced he will be running for Congress. Watch »

May 30, 2013

City Leaders Star in Parody Clips

City Leaders Star in Parody Clips

The parody video is a tradition of sorts for the San Diego County Taxpayers Association Goldens. Read »

May 10, 2013

Donna Frye: Carl Who?

When asked for a response to Carl DeMaio's criticism of her employment as a provisional employee with the... Watch »

Mar 16, 2013

Mayor’s Job Bid for Frye Denounced by DeMaio

Mayor’s Job Bid for Frye Denounced by DeMaio

The bitter rivals in last fall's mayoral race re-claimed the media spotlight Thursday, once again... Read »

Mar 14, 2013

Former Candidate, Mayor's Office Scuffle

Carl DeMaio is taking sharp issue with Mayor Bob Filner's plan to boost Donna Frye's employment status Watch »

Mar 14, 2013

San Diego's Top Political Moments of 2012

San Diego's Top Political Moments of 2012

Here are the highlights of a highly political year. Read »

Dec 28, 2012

Best Practices for Repairing San Diego

Andrew Poat, consultant to the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and former City Councilman... Watch »

Dec 14, 2012

Evaluating the Needs of San Diego's Neighborhoods

The city's been spending bond money to fix things but it's still behind the curve of needed infrastructure... Watch »

Dec 14, 2012

New Chief-of-Staff For Faulconer

New Chief-of-Staff For Faulconer

San Diego Councilman Kevin Faulconer recently hired Stephen Puetz, the point man on former Councilman Carl... Read »

Dec 7, 2012

Mayor Bob Filner Takes Office

Mayor Bob Filner Takes Office

Bob Filner took office Monday morning at his inauguration ceremony. Read »

Dec 3, 2012

City Recovers Millions in Misspent Funds

City Recovers Millions in Misspent Funds

Over the past three years, the City of San Diego spent almost $5.5 billion. Now we’re learning millions of... Read »

Nov 26, 2012

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