Carlsbad CA— Join Carlsbad Republican Women (CRWF) on May 24th to hear Carl DeMaio speak on the “State of San Diego Politics – What to Watch, How to Engage”. Currently host of The Carl DeMaio Show, heard daily on AM-600 KOGO, DeMaio is a nationally-recognized government reformer. He has built an entire business and a political career on making broken government programs work again for the people. As stated in the San Diego Union Tribune, “DeMaio’s passion for reforming government has taken him from a difficult upbringing to a career as a successful entrepreneur with a national reputation.”
At the age of 23, Carl DeMaio started his first company — the Performance Institute — to provide training and consulting solutions to help financially-troubled government entities cut costs while improving performance. DeMaio turned his business success into a life-long crusade to improve the performance, transparency, efficiency and accountability of government at all levels. DeMaio won a seat on the San Diego City Council in 2008 and helped turn the city around from the brink of bankruptcy through his “Roadmap to Recovery” reform agenda. While on the City Council, DeMaio led the effort to cut red tape on small businesses, reform the city’s contracting processes to expedite infrastructure projects, and enact some of the toughest “Sunshine Law” open government requirements in the nation.
In 2012, DeMaio crafted and led a citizens campaign to qualify and pass the “Comprehensive Pension Reform” Initiative – the first-of-its kind measure to switch San Diego from a Defined Benefit Pension Plan to a 401(k) retirement program.
Carl DeMaio is no stranger to adversity. Carl’s mother passed away two weeks after his father abandoned the family. At age 14, Carl was taken in by Jesuits and given the opportunity to earn his way to Georgetown University. DeMaio worked two jobs through college, completing his degree early.
Carlsbad Republican Women Federated general meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Green Dragon Tavern and Museum, 6115 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and the program begins at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $30 Members/$35 Non-members. For more information, contact Niki at 760-931-9420 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 18th. Check us out on Facebook as Carlsbad Republican Women Federated.