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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.

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

DeMaio, Filner React to Endorsements

The week that Mayor Jerry Sanders and Qualcomm's Irwin Jacobs endorsed City Councilmember Carl DeMaio over... Watch »

Sep 27, 2012

Mayor Sanders Endorses DeMaio

At a press conference Tuesday Mayor Jerry Sanders said even though he and mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio do... Watch »

Sep 26, 2012

Mayoral Candidates Debate Community Plans

Bob Filner and Carl DeMaio were asked how they would update Community Plans -- documents that... Watch »

Sep 19, 2012

Mayoral Hopefuls on Bike Infrastructure

Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner both gave their ideas for how to make San Diego more bike-friendly at a recent... Watch »

Sep 19, 2012

Filner, DeMaio on Infrastructure

Candidates Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner detailed their plans for making San Diego easier to get around in at... Watch »

Sep 19, 2012

Mayoral Hopefuls Debate Transportation

Mayoral Hopefuls Debate Transportation

Mayoral candidates Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner will face off on the issue of regional... Read »

Sep 19, 2012

DeMaio Filner Discuss Jobs

San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio and U.S. Rep. Bob Filner discuss their plans to help develop jobs... Watch »

Sep 18, 2012

Filner, DeMaio Discuss Military Cuts

San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio and U.S. Rep. Bob Filner discuss their plans to protect San Diego... Watch »

Sep 18, 2012

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

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