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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.

Time Ticks Down for Peters, DeMaio

The two candidates in one of the nation's most contentious race spent the last day of their campaign... Watch »

Nov 4, 2014

New Low in Voter Turnout Projected

New Low in Voter Turnout Projected

Voters in California are going to the polls Tuesday to decide key issues from drug-testing medical... Read »

Nov 4, 2014

New Report Rekindles 52nd District Race Scandal

New Report Rekindles 52nd District Race Scandal

New allegations from a second former campaign staffer have rekindled the controversy Read »

Nov 3, 2014

New Report Rekindles Carl DeMaio Scandal

NBC 7's Liberty Zabala catches up to congressional candidate Carl DeMaio and U.S. Rep. Scott Peters on the Watch »

Nov 3, 2014

Biden Visits San Diego in Final Hours of Election

Biden Visits San Diego in Final Hours of Election

Vice President Joe Biden came to San Diego Saturday to weigh in on one of the tightest races in the... Read »

Nov 1, 2014

VP Visits San Diego as Election Looms

Both candidates for the 52nd Congressional District were out in full force Saturday, and one of the... Watch »

Nov 2, 2014

VP Joe Biden Arrives in San Diego for Fundraiser, Event

VP Joe Biden Arrives in San Diego for Fundraiser, Event

Vice President Joe Biden has touched down in San Diego, on his way to show some late-hour support for... Read »

Oct 31, 2014

VP Biden Expected in Town This Weekend

VP Biden Expected in Town This Weekend

Vice President Joe Biden is expected to be in town Saturday to make an appearance for Scott Peters in his... Read »

Oct 30, 2014

Donna Frye: More Victims in Carl DeMaio Scandal

Donna Frye: More Victims in Carl DeMaio Scandal

A familiar face in the San Diego political scene stepped into the fray of the 52nd District Race. Read »

Oct 29, 2014

Donna Frye: There Are Other Victims in DeMaio Scandal

A familiar face in the San Diego political scene, Donna Frye, stepped into the fray of the 52nd District... Watch »

Oct 29, 2014

Emails May Reveal New Details About DeMaio Accuser

Todd Bosnich, the former campaign worker who accused Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio of sexual... Watch »

Oct 22, 2014

Questions Raised About UT's "Slippery" Editorial

Questions Raised About UT's "Slippery" Editorial

Controversial and highly disputed emails provided to NBC 7 investigates include statements from... Read »

Oct 22, 2014

Smear Tactics Alleged in District 52 Race

Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio is accusing his opponent, Scott Peters, of engaging in... Watch »

Oct 21, 2014

No Charges in DeMaio Sexual Harassment Allegations

No Charges in DeMaio Sexual Harassment Allegations

There will be no charges filed in the allegations of sexual harassment involving a San Diego congressional... Read »

Oct 20, 2014

No Charges in DeMaio Allegations, Reported Break-In

The San Diego County District Attorney decided not to file charges in the sexual harassment allegations... Watch »

Oct 20, 2014

FBI Investigating DeMaio Accusations

FBI Investigating DeMaio Accusations

Anonymous emails, sent to the former staffer who accused Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio of... Read »

Oct 20, 2014

DeMaio Campaign Book Falls Into Hands of Peters' Staff

DeMaio Campaign Book Falls Into Hands of Peters' Staff

A new bombshell dropped Friday in the race for California’s 52nd Congressional District when both... Read »

Oct 20, 2014

52nd District Candidates Campaign Amid Controversy

The California’s 52nd District Congressional seat is one of the most contentious races in the country. Watch »

Oct 19, 2014

DeMaio's Campaign Manager Red Flags Black, Young People

DeMaio's Campaign Manager Red Flags Black, Young People

Friday, a national conservative political action committee called for the resignation of Carl DeMaio’s... Read »

Oct 17, 2014

DeMaio's Campaign Manager Red Flags Black, Young People

A conservative political action committee is calling for the resignation of candidate Carl DeMaio’s... Watch »

Oct 17, 2014

DeMaio Campaign Book Falls Into Hands of Peters' Staff

A new bombshell dropped in the race for California’s 52nd Congressional District when both candidates... Watch »

Oct 17, 2014

DeMaio, Peters Handshake Moment on Politically Speaking

At Friday's taping for NBC 7's Politically Speaking, U.S. Rep. Scott Peters extended a hand to challenger... Watch »

Oct 17, 2014

Accusations Fly in Ads for Peters, DeMaio

Accusations Fly in Ads for Peters, DeMaio

With 20 days left before Election Day, accusations between the candidates for California’s 52nd... Read »

Oct 17, 2014

DeMaio, Peters on Politically Speaking - Part III

Carl DeMaio (L) and U.S. Rep. Scott Peters discuss the issues with NBC 7's Gene Cubbison on... Watch »

Oct 17, 2014

DeMaio, Peters Discuss 52nd District Race - Part II

U.S. Rep. Scott Peters (R) and challenger Carl DeMaio discuss negative campaign ads in the 52nd District... Watch »

Oct 17, 2014

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