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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.


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.

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Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 29, 2014

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Oct 22, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

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Oct 20, 2014

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Oct 19, 2014

DeMaio's Campaign Manager Red Flags Black, Young People

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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

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Oct 17, 2014

DeMaio, Peters Handshake Moment on Politically Speaking

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Oct 17, 2014

Accusations Fly in Ads for Peters, DeMaio

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Oct 17, 2014

DeMaio, Peters on Politically Speaking - Part III

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Oct 17, 2014

DeMaio, Peters Discuss 52nd District Race - Part II

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Oct 17, 2014

Scott Peters Has "No Comment" on DeMaio Allegations

U.S. Rep. Scott Peters was asked about recent allegations made against his challenger, Carl DeMaio... Watch »

Oct 15, 2014

Carl DeMaio Responds to Sexual Harassment Claim

Candidate for the 52nd District Congressional seat Carl DeMaio talks with NBC 7's Rory Devine on... Watch »

Oct 15, 2014

Speaker Boehner Attends DeMaio Fundraiser in PB

About 100 people, including House Speaker John Boehner, attended a fundraiser brunch for Congressional... Watch »

Oct 12, 2014

Voters React to Allegations Made About Carl DeMaio

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Oct 11, 2014

What Allegations Against DeMaio Mean for D52 Race

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Oct 10, 2014

SD Fact Check: D52 Congressional Race Ads

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Oct 10, 2014

Campaign Turns Ugly in 52nd District

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Oct 8, 2014

SD Fact Check: Congressional Candidates Target Female Voters

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Oct 3, 2014

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Sep 23, 2014

D52 Congressional Candidates Debate Immigration, ISIS

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Sep 23, 2014

Ground Troops in Iraq? Congressional Candidates Discuss

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Sep 23, 2014

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