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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.

‘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 junkets... 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 the... 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 race. 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 weighty... 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 and... 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 Council... 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 come... Read »

Oct 1, 2012

Democrat Joins Team DeMaio

Democrat Joins Team DeMaio

Though San Diego’s mayoral race came down to red and blue for the June primary, November’s general... Read »

Oct 1, 2012

Did DeMaio Strong-Arm Council Candidate?

Did DeMaio Strong-Arm Council Candidate?

A hotly disputed conversation between a low-profile City Council candidate and the frontrunner in the San... Read »

Oct 1, 2012

DeMaio: City Misspends $130M Every Year

DeMaio: City Misspends $130M Every Year

With an office staffer paging through a Power Point presentation at City Hall Tuesday, San Diego mayoral... Read »

Oct 1, 2012

Republican Party Backs DeMaio for Mayor

Republican Party Backs DeMaio for Mayor

Councilman Carl DeMaio secured the backing of San Diego’s Republican Party on Friday, causing a stir among... Read »

Oct 1, 2012

DeMaio Calls Out Fletcher Campaign Money

DeMaio Calls Out Fletcher Campaign Money

San Diego mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio called on rival Nathan Fletcher to return campaign contributions... Read »

Oct 1, 2012

DeMaio Boasts Jacobs’ Endorsement

DeMaio Boasts Jacobs’ Endorsement

Qualcomm Co-Founder Irwin Jacobs, a Democrat, has announced his support for mayoral candidate and... Read »

Oct 1, 2012

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 Sacramento... 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 a... 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 Jerry... 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 primary... 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

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