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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.

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Jul 11, 2013

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Jun 28, 2013

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

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May 30, 2013

Carl DeMaio Announces Congressional Bid

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

May 30, 2013

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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 on... Read »

Mar 14, 2013

Former Candidate, Mayor's Office Scuffle

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Dec 28, 2012

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

Dec 14, 2012

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

Dec 14, 2012

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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

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City Recovers Millions in Misspent Funds

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Nov 26, 2012

City Recovers Millions in Misspent Funds

NBC 7 reporter Brandi Powell spoke with San Diego City Councilmember Carl Demaio about millions of... Watch »

Nov 26, 2012

Lincoln Club Leader Drops Republican Affiliation

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David Malcolm , co-chair of the Lincoln Club’s political action committee and one of the organization’s... Read »

Nov 13, 2012

Filner Reflects on Past Week’s News

Filner Reflects on Past Week’s News

After a marathon campaign and a turn-around victory Wednesday morning, mayor-elect Bob Filner can finally... Read »

Nov 9, 2012

New Job for Mayor Sanders

New Job for Mayor Sanders

Mayor Jerry Sanders has been named the new CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. Read »

Nov 8, 2012

Timeline: Proposition B

Timeline: Proposition B

Here is a brief timeline and background of the Comprehensive Pension Reform measure's path to the ballot. Read »

Nov 8, 2012

Neighborhoods, Not City Hall, to Be Filner's Focus

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Filner promised a "very open" administration that will come in with respect, understanding but... Read »

Nov 8, 2012

Finer's Dig on Rancho Bernardo

During the question and answer portion of his first news conference, Filner made a minor dig at the... Watch »

Nov 7, 2012

DeMaio Concedes Marking Filner Victory

Councilman Carl DeMaio conceded in the race for Mayor Wednesday morning. Watch »

Nov 7, 2012

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