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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.

DeMaio to Fletcher: Give Back Paycheck

DeMaio to Fletcher: Give Back Paycheck

San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio said his staff can provide a schedule of flights to... Read »

Oct 1, 2012

DeMaio Pivots from Pensions to Potholes

DeMaio Pivots from Pensions to Potholes

City Councilman Carl DeMaio, who's been practicing pension-reform politics for years, is now putting... Read »

Oct 1, 2012

Time to 'Drop' Pension Perks: DeMaio

Time to 'Drop' Pension Perks: DeMaio

City Councilmember and mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio says it's time to drop the DROP pension perk. Read »

Oct 1, 2012

Mayor Sanders Endorses DeMaio

Mayor Sanders Endorses DeMaio

Despite an adversarial relationship during their time together at City Hall, San Diego's Mayor... Read »

Oct 1, 2012

DeMaio, Filner Face Off After Dust Settles

DeMaio, Filner Face Off After Dust Settles

The two front-runners for the November runoff appeared in NBC 7 studios the morning after the... Read »

Oct 1, 2012

Lily Pond Trumps Issues at Debate

Lily Pond Trumps Issues at Debate

Accusations of illegal activity and lies flew between candidates Filner and DeMaio. Read »

Oct 1, 2012

Filner Campaign Brings in the Big Guns

Filner Campaign Brings in the Big Guns

The alarm has sounded in the San Diego mayoral race’s sleepiest campaign. Read »

Oct 1, 2012

New Attacks Appear at Mayoral Debate

New Attacks Appear at Mayoral Debate

If the first debate of the General Election season is any indicator of the next four and a half... Read »

Oct 1, 2012

Filner Accuses DeMaio of Strong-Arming Donors

Filner Accuses DeMaio of Strong-Arming Donors

The first campaign disclosure reports since the June primary revealed a large gap in the money... Read »

Oct 1, 2012

Candidates Eager for Filner’s Pension Plan

Candidates Eager for Filner’s Pension Plan

With San Diego’s primary election less than two months away, Mayoral Candidate and Congressman Bob Filner... Read »

Oct 1, 2012

DeMaio Touts Prop. B Guarantee

DeMaio Touts Prop. B Guarantee

San Diego mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio is throwing down a gauntlet at the city's labor unions and... Read »

Oct 1, 2012

DeMaio, Filner Debate Divisiveness

DeMaio, Filner Debate Divisiveness

San Diego’s two mayoral candidates set the tone for an accelerated campaign cycle Tuesday, marking... Read »

Oct 1, 2012

Filner Releases Long-Awaited Pension Plan

Filner Releases Long-Awaited Pension Plan

Just when his adversaries began to think it would never happen, mayoral candidate Bob Filner... Read »

Oct 1, 2012

Filner Releases Education Plan

Filner Releases Education Plan

Mayoral candidate and U.S. Rep. Bob Filner has unveiled a plan to support San Diego students. Read »

Oct 1, 2012

DeMaio, Filner Debate Jobs

San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio and U.S. Rep. Bob Filner answer questions in a mayoral... Watch »

Oct 1, 2012

Your Guide to Decide: 2012 Mayoral Race Coverage

Your Guide to Decide: 2012 Mayoral Race Coverage

Debates, broadcast and web coverage leading up to the 2012 elections in San Diego. Read »

Oct 1, 2012

Dems, GOP Say Fletcher Defection is Desperate

Dems, GOP Say Fletcher Defection is Desperate

The dust has settled after Mayoral Candidate Nathan Fletcher announced his decision on Wednesday to leave... Read »

Oct 1, 2012

Filner Woos Fletcher For Mayoral Aide Role

Filner Woos Fletcher For Mayoral Aide Role

With fewer than 100 days left until the November election, San Diego's mayoral race has just gotten a lot... Read »

Oct 1, 2012

DeMaio, Filner Debate Divisiveness

Mayoral Candidates Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner called each other out Tuesday during the first of more than... Watch »

Oct 1, 2012

DeMaio Wants You to Volunteer... More

DeMaio Wants You to Volunteer... More

In an effort to beef up the city’s low-rated civic engagement, Mayoral Candidate and Councilmember... Read »

Oct 1, 2012

DeMaio Submits 145K Signatures for Reform

DeMaio Submits 145K Signatures for Reform

San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio submitted 145,000 signatures in support of a pension... Read »

Oct 1, 2012

Carl DeMaio, San Diego's Next Mayor?

Carl DeMaio, San Diego's Next Mayor?

He is the first to throw his hat in the ring. Read »

Oct 1, 2012

Weekend Events: Sept. 28-30

Weekend Events: Sept. 28-30

The relentless late summer heat has finally left San Diego – so say farewell to September at these... Read »

Oct 1, 2012

Filner on DeMaio's Trip to Mexico

U.S. Rep Bob Filner mocks his opponent Carl DeMaio's recent trip to Tijuana in his remarks at the mayoral... Watch »

Sep 27, 2012

Carl DeMaio Speaks Spanish to Audience

In his opening remarks at a mayoral forum sponsored by the San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce and... Watch »

Sep 27, 2012

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