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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.

Fact Check: Carl DeMaio

The Voice of San Diego editor Scott Lewis focuses on Carl Demaio's travel itinerary to Mexico in... Watch »

Sep 14, 2012

 Education Report Leads to City Joint Session

Education Report Leads to City Joint Session

Faced with the finding that one-third of schools in San Diego are underperforming,... Read »

Sep 3, 2012

Water Fight Damages Historic Pond

Water Fight Damages Historic Pond

City crews worked to clean up the Balboa Park Lily Pond Sunday after it was allegedly... Read »

Sep 3, 2012

SD Fact Check: Mayor's Race

The mayoral race in San Diego took a strange turn between candidates Bob Filner and Carl DeMaio this week,... Watch »

Sep 3, 2012

Tentative Deal May Remove City’s Hiring Freeze

Tentative Deal May Remove City’s Hiring Freeze

A tentative deal between the city and labor unions that would remove the city’s hiring freeze was... Read »

Sep 3, 2012

Deal Struck to Melt City Hiring Freeze

Deal Struck to Melt City Hiring Freeze

San Diego's municipal hiring freeze is starting to thaw. Read »

Sep 3, 2012

SD Fact Check: Bob Filner

Mayoral candidate Bob Filner offered up some pretty major accusations against opponent Carl... Watch »

Sep 3, 2012

Candidates Scrap Over Lily Pond Scandal

Candidates Scrap Over Lily Pond Scandal

A weekend water fight that caused thousands of dollars in damage in Balboa Park has moved from... Read »

Aug 13, 2012

Port Economic Issues Splash In San Diego Mayoral Race

Port Economic Issues Splash In San Diego Mayoral Race

With three months left in San Diego's mayoral race, the future of the city's bayfront economy has... Read »

Aug 6, 2012

Port Economic Issues Splash In San Diego Mayoral Race

San Diego mayoral candidates Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner discuss the future of the city's bayfront issues. Watch »

Aug 6, 2012

Mayoral Candidates Report Summer Contributions

Mayoral candidates Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner filed their donor reports for the Watch »

Aug 1, 2012

Prop B Carries on After Judge Denies Injunction

Prop B Carries on After Judge Denies Injunction

An effort to halt San Diego’s recently-passed pension overhaul measure was blocked Tuesday in court. Read »

Jul 31, 2012

City Faces Lawsuit Over Plaza Approval

City Faces Lawsuit Over Plaza Approval

Nearly six hours of impassioned speakers tried to sway the San Diego City Council before a scheduled vote... Read »

Jul 10, 2012

NFL Memo on LA Moves Doesn’t Tempt Chargers

NFL Memo on LA Moves Doesn’t Tempt Chargers

Does a memorandum the National Football League sent its 32 teams late Friday give the Chargers an... Read »

Jul 2, 2012

Who’s Running for Mayor of San Diego?

Who’s Running for Mayor of San Diego?

Here's a quick summary of the two candidates who remain in the race for Read »

Jun 14, 2012

Scott Sherman Avoids Runoff Election

Scott Sherman Avoids Runoff Election

With all precincts reporting, it looks like San Diego's seventh district has a winner. Read »

Jun 13, 2012

City Approves Next Year's Budget

City Approves Next Year's Budget

San Diego councilmembers approved a balanced city budget Monday evening, quieting concerns of... Read »

Jun 11, 2012

Candidate Victory in District 7 Hangs on a Thread

Candidate Victory in District 7 Hangs on a Thread

A candidate for San Diego City Council in District 7 could automatically assume the seat in December based... Read »

Jun 11, 2012

Voter Approval Sets Prop. B in Motion

Voter Approval Sets Prop. B in Motion

The June Primary has come and gone, but the legal battle may just be starting over for the San... Read »

Jun 8, 2012

The Gloves Are Off for November Runoff

Councilman Carl DeMaio and U.S. Representative Bob Filner are prepared for a partisan race this summer and... Watch »

Jun 6, 2012

DeMaio and Filner Face Off

Republican Councilman Carl DeMaio gained 32 percent of San Diego votes, followed by Democratic Watch »

Jun 6, 2012

Voters Approve Pension Overhaul

Voters Approve Pension Overhaul

Early polling figures showed a majority of support for San Diego’s controversial pension reform... Read »

Jun 6, 2012

Battle Begins for Filner & DeMaio

Battle Begins for Filner & DeMaio

The polls closed in the California primary and moments later San Diegans got the first round of results in... Read »

Jun 6, 2012

DeMaio Gets in the Driver's Seat

Councilman Carl DeMaio spoke to his supporters as it appeared he would take the lead in the race... Watch »

Jun 6, 2012

Mayoral Candidates Gear Up for November

Mayoral candidates Bob Filner and Carl DeMaio visited the NBC San Diego newsroom the day after... Watch »

Jun 6, 2012

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