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Carl DeMaio

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Carl DeMaio
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 52
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next primaryJune 3, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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Carl DeMaio is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 52nd Congressional District of California.[1] He is a former member of the San Diego City Council and a former candidate for the position of Mayor of San Diego on the November 6, 2012 ballot.[2][3]

DeMaio, who is openly gay, attracted national attention for his ideas on how to reform governance in San Diego. He is a leading advocate of pension reform and managed competition. A Republican who describes himself as a "taxpayer watchdog," DeMaio has attracted fierce opposition from public employee unions for his reform ideas.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

In his candidacy for mayor, DeMaio frequently mentioned the "Three P" issues:

  • Pension
  • Potholes
  • Prosperity[4]

Elections

2014

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See also: California's 52nd Congressional District elections, 2014

DeMaio is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 52nd District. The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.

The National Republican Congressional Committee added DeMaio to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that make this list receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."[5]

2012


Carl DeMaio's philosophy of governing San Diego

To earn a spot on the November 6, 2012 ballot, DeMaio had to survive a primary on the June 5, 2012 ballot. Five candidates competed in that primary. Only the top two vote-getters (Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner) moved on to the final contest on November 6.

The five candidates, and the number of votes they received in the June 5 primary, were:

Candidate # of votes
Carl DeMaio 75,508
Bob Filner 73,209
Nathan Fletcher 57,933
Bonnie Dumanis 31,924
Tobiah L. Pettus 1,709

Endorsements

DeMaio was endorsed by:

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are DeMaio's reports.

Carl DeMaio (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[6]July 15, 2013$0.00$487,616.55$(17,972.03)$469,644.52
October Quarterly[7]October 15, 2013$469,644.52$328,383.78$(78,029.21)$719,999.09
Year-End[8]January 31, 2014$719,999$370,261$(104,269)$985,991
Running totals
$1,186,261.33$(200,270.24)

Ballot measures

DeMaio has been involved with ballot measure campaigns as a way to advance the policy positions he supports. He was the chief author of San Diego's 2012 Proposition B.[2] He was also a key supporter of the San Diego Competition and Transparency in City Contracting Initiative (November 2010).

In 2010, he campaigned against Proposition D, which was defeated.

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