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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.

District Attorney, Former Mayoral Candidate Endorses DeMaio

District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis endorsed mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio with a little more than a... Watch »

Oct 29, 2012

NBC 7's Mayoral Debate Recap

NBC 7's Mayoral Debate Recap

San Diego's mayoral candidates participated in a frank discussion about the issues affecting voters during... Read »

Oct 25, 2012

NBC 7 to Stream Live Mayoral Debate

NBC 7 to Stream Live Mayoral Debate

On the heels of NBC 7's live, in-studio mayoral debate, we'll be streaming another debate live on... Read »

Oct 25, 2012

Mayoral Candidates Appeal to Undecided Voters

Councilman Carl DeMaio and Congressman Bob Filner addressed undecided voters during NBC 7's debate... Watch »

Oct 25, 2012

Mayoral Candidates Respond to State Pension Law

A new California law requiring the city to put new hires into Social Security would create problems for a... Watch »

Oct 24, 2012

Future of US Atty. in Question After Filner Remarks

There are calls for U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy to resign after she contributed 250 dollars to the... Watch »

Oct 24, 2012

Why Ellis Won't Endorse DeMaio for Mayor

Why Ellis Won't Endorse DeMaio for Mayor

Throughout his campaign to represent District 1 on the City Council, Ray Ellis has repeatedly declined to... Read »

Oct 23, 2012

U.S. Attorney: Members Felt Filner 'Embarrassed Himself'

U.S. Attorney: Members Felt Filner 'Embarrassed Himself'

U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy, the federal government's top law enforcement official in San Diego, was... Read »

Oct 18, 2012

Council President Tony Young Endorses Filner

Council President Tony Young Endorses Filner

After months of silence regarding his preference for San Diego's next mayor, council president Tony Young... Read »

Oct 16, 2012

DeMaio Once Attacked Tax Hike He Now Champions

DeMaio Once Attacked Tax Hike He Now Champions

With a possible San Diego tax increase on the horizon in fall 2005, the budget hawk swooped. Read »

Oct 15, 2012

Mayoral Debate Takes Place in Backyard

Councilman Carl DeMaio and his opponent U.S. Rep. Bob Filner debated lifestyle issues in a... Watch »

Oct 14, 2012

Prop B Disclosure Becomes Issue in Mayoral Race

Prop B Disclosure Becomes Issue in Mayoral Race

A September study aimed at calculating the costs of a proposed temporary 401 (k)-style retirement plan for... Read »

Oct 13, 2012

‘Junkets’ Take Spotlight In San Diego Mayoral Race

‘Junkets’ Take Spotlight In San Diego Mayoral Race

The San Diego mayoral race took an unusual side trip Thursday, into the issue of Congressional... Read »

Oct 12, 2012

Mayoral Candidate Raises Ethical Questions

Carl DeMaio claimed his opponent Bob Filner may have accepted a free trip to Paris, which Filner disputed.... Watch »

Oct 12, 2012

Filner Touts Public Safety Plan

Filner Touts Public Safety Plan

Public safety and pension reform have become high-level, dueling issues in the San Diego mayoral race this... Read »

Oct 9, 2012

District 1 Candidates on Pension Reform

District 1 Candidates on Pension Reform

In three weeks, San Diego voters will determine the final district seat up for grabs this year and... Read »

Oct 9, 2012

DeMaio: Filner Flip-Flops On City Pension Bonds

DeMaio: Filner Flip-Flops On City Pension Bonds

A simmering dispute involving city pension reform is now boiling over in the San Diego mayoral race. Read »

Oct 9, 2012

DeMaio: Filner Flip-Flops on City Pension Bonds

A simmering dispute involving city pension reform is now boiling over in the San Diego mayoral Watch »

Oct 8, 2012

Former Mayoral Candidate 'Teams Up' With DeMaio

Former Mayoral Candidate 'Teams Up' With DeMaio

Mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio stood next to a former opponent in the mayor's race Wednesday afternoon... Read »

Oct 3, 2012

Mayoral Candidate Bob Filner on Jobs

Mayoral Candidate Bob Filner on Jobs

Both candidates for San Diego’s next mayor have addressed the need for a job-friendly climate at City Hall... Read »

Oct 2, 2012

Mayoral Candidate Carl DeMaio on Jobs

Mayoral Candidate Carl DeMaio on Jobs

City Councilman Carl DeMaio detailed his plans broadly in his “Pathway to Prosperity” plan – a... Read »

Oct 2, 2012

Los Angeles Mayor to Endorse Filner

Los Angeles Mayor to Endorse Filner

Congressman Bob Filner locked up a round of endorsements Monday from L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa... Read »

Oct 1, 2012

DeMaio Announces Major Deal in Prop B Implementation

Mayoral candidate and Councilman Carl DeMaio announced Thursday that a majority of the City... Watch »

Oct 1, 2012

DeMaio Cell Phone Number Leaked

DeMaio Cell Phone Number Leaked

The frontrunner is accusing his detractors of harassing him via the cell phone number he freely gives out... Read »

Oct 1, 2012

DeMaio Gets Nods From City Council Crew

DeMaio Gets Nods From City Council Crew

Things just got a little cozier in what may be a Republican majority in San Diego’s City Council... Read »

Oct 1, 2012

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