November 28, 2022

Join Carl DeMaio to Support Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego

Each year Carl DeMaio helps raise funds for Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego so they can continue to provide life-saving care to children in our region. As inflation takes its toll on health providers and families alike, funding is needed more than ever this year to continue to provide care to these children – so chip in a contribution …

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November 21, 2022

SDUT Profiles Carl DeMaio’s Campaign to Win School Board Seats in San Diego

Reform California’s statewide campaign to reform school boards and remove toxic curriculum from the classroom paid off following the results of the November 2022 election — and it caught the attention of many political observers. The San Diego Union Tribune ran a profile in its Sunday edition today on the grassroots effort to flip school board seats and how the …

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September 27, 2022

Carl DeMaio’s Voter Guide for the 2022 General Election

Carl DeMaio Releases the Reform California Voter Guide for the 2022 General Election The 2022 California General Election will be held November 8, 2022 and this year’s primary ballot is REALLY long! With a bunch of confusing ballot measures and hundreds of candidates running for office, voters can feel overwhelmed and lost. Fortunately, Carl DeMaio and the team at Reform …

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July 28, 2022

Carl DeMaio Launches Campaign to Defeat San Diego “Garbage Tax”

While San Diegans struggle with the cost increases of record inflation and an oncoming recession, city politicians want to impose a new tax on trash collection — costing homeowners $350-500 more per year. Carl DeMaio says the measure is actually charging residents twice and is leading the campaign to defeat the proposal. San Diego city politicians have placed a measure …

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July 14, 2022

A Plain English Guide to Propositions on California’s November 2022 Ballot

California voters will be asked to vote on 7 statewide ballot measures in the November 2022 election – but the titles and descriptions written by state politicians are intentionally confusing and downright misleading. Reform California has a simple voter guide that cuts through the clutter and explains the November 2022 ballot measures in “Plain English.” It happens every election cycle …

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June 29, 2022

San Diego Politicians Want to Create a Another Way to Raise Your Taxes

San Diego’s Democrat politicians back a proposed state law to create a new regional government agency to impose tax hikes for government-subsidized housing projects San Diego politicians already have multiple ways to try to raise your taxes – and now they are backing a move in Sacramento to create a new county-wide government agency to impose more tax hikes. Introduced …

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June 10, 2022

DeMaio Leads Effort to Block Placement of Sex Predator in San Diego County

California politicians have made it easier to release Sexually Violent Predators (SVPs) into residential neighborhoods. Now Carl DeMaio is rallying concerned citizens to stop these reckless placements and demand reforms to protect communities. Former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio is spearheading a new campaign of concerned citizens — this time of Borrego Springs — to oppose the placement of …

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June 8, 2022

DeMaio Leads Signature Drive to Qualify the California Taxpayer Protection Act

Carl DeMaio is leading a statewide signature drive to block costly tax hikes in California. Over 1 million signatures have been collected and just 300,000 more needed by July 16. Californians already pay the highest taxes in the country — and Reform California Chairman Carl DeMaio is fighting to change that by forcing a statewide vote on the California Taxpayer …

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June 8, 2022

CA Primary Results: A Bad Night for Democrats

Experts say the Primary Suggests California Could Benefit from a “Red Wave” in 2022; Reform California’s Voter Guide Successful in Boosting Candidates in Key Races  While votes are still being counted across California, the results already paint a bleak picture for California Democrats. The results also point to a strong showing by candidates backed by Reform California. “We are thrilled …

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March 12, 2022

Carl DeMaio Launches Petition to Suspend the State Gas Tax

The price of gas is now a record-breaking $5.18 per gallon statewide in California! Working families are getting CRUSHED, and that’s why we’re mobilizing a grassroots campaign to demand state politicians provide relief by suspending the state’s high gas tax! Here is how we can do this and how you can help! Carl DeMaio has created a statewide petition and grassroots …

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March 12, 2022

Carl DeMaio Spearheads Signature Drive in San Diego to Stop Tax Hikes

Californians already pay the highest taxes in the country — and Reform California Chairman Carl DeMaio is fighting to change that. “Californians already pay the highest income tax, the highest sales tax, the highest gas tax, and some of the highest property taxes in the nation — and now politicians even want to impose a new Mileage Tax,” DeMaio warned. …

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February 1, 2022

DeMaio Leads Fight Against Mileage Tax in California

On Top of the Highest Gas and Car Taxes in the Nation, California Democrats Now Want to Impose a Costly Mileage Tax on All Drivers If you thought it was expensive to own a car and drive in California before, you need to grab your wallet because it’s about to get a lot more expensive under a proposal from California …

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October 4, 2021

TAKE THE SURVEY: Set The Priorities for Statewide Ballot Measures in 2022

Reform California is asking all of its supporters for input on what priorities it should set on proposed statewide ballot measures proposed for the November 2022 election. The California Secretary of State just updated the list of proposed state ballot measures for the 2022 election in California. Some are REALLY BAD, but some are good. Reform California certainly will oppose …

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October 2, 2021

Carl DeMaio Announces Win in Fight to Block Placement of Sexually Violent Predator

It’s official! San Diego County officials are withdrawing their reckless proposal to place a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) in Rancho Bernardo. The move came just hours after former San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio held a press conference to release a letter from the owners of the proposed placement property telling the Judge in the case that they had changed …

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August 27, 2021

OC Register: How a Grassroots Campaign Can Win the Recall

Reform California Chairman Carl DeMaio Issues Urgent Call for Volunteers in Op-Ed Running in 13 SCNG Papers This weekend the Southern California News Group will run an op-ed from Reform California Chairman Carl DeMaio regarding the California Recall Election. In the op-ed DeMaio argues that despite Gavin Newsom’s advantages, the YES on Recall campaign can still win if enough volunteers …

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July 5, 2021

Webinar: Best Ways to Convince Voters to Recall Gavin Newsom

Reform California Chairman Carl DeMaio recently hosted a webinar training where he gave our volunteers the best messaging points to use in convincing undecided voters to vote YES on the Recall of Governor Gavin Newsom. Watch this informative webinar and learn!  Share these key messaging points with your friends!  

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July 5, 2021

Fox Business News: California’s new COVID-19 workplace rules will deal ‘crushing blow’ to businesses, critic warns

Former San Diego city council member Carl DeMaio slammed the state’s latest “draconian” workplace regulations on COVID-19 masks, warning that, if enforced, will deal a “crushing blow” to California businesses. “I think a lot of people were stunned by that ultimate rule. I talked to various business groups who just felt it was arbitrary, capricious, (and) draconian,” said DeMaio, who …

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April 19, 2021

DeMaio Blasts SB 663 as “Voter Intimidation on Steroids”

As Democrats blast Georgia for a so-called Jim Crow voting law, California Democrats are poised to pass a real Jim Crow law (SB 663) that seeks to intimidate voters who sign petitions on Recalls of politicians and Ballot Measures on issues they disagree with. 1. “With SB 663, Democrats are embracing the worst form of voter suppression we’ve seen since …

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April 6, 2021

DeMaio, Carlsbad business owners launch recall effort against Schumacher

CARLSBAD —A well-known Republican radio host and local rabble-rouser launched a recall campaign seeking to remove Carlsbad City Councilwoman Cori Schumacher from office during an April 5 rally in front of a crowd at Pine Avenue Park in Carlsbad. Carl DeMaio, founder of Reform California, said Carlsbad residents have had enough of Schumacher’s behavior, vicious attacks on residents and “pay-to-play” …

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March 12, 2021

Briefing: Next Steps In The Recall Of Gov. Gavin Newsom

Watch Carl DeMaio host a critical briefing on the Recall of Governor Newsom! Governor Newsom and his cronies will continue to play games and we must fight them every step of the way! In this webinar we discuss how the fight doesn’t stop when the Recall qualifies, how to stay engaged in the effort, and what steps we need to …

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March 9, 2021

Carl DeMaio Blasts San Diego Mayor for Proposing Law Allowing Abusive Pension Payouts at Taxpayers’ Expense

San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria Proposes Change in City Pension Law to Permit “Quadruple Dipping” at Taxpayers’ Expense Former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio blasts the practice as “an outrageous abuse of taxpayer funds” At a time when the city faces a massive budget shortfall and city politicians are seeking to overturn the 2012 voter-approved pension reform measure, San …

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March 4, 2021

Carl DeMaio Joins Parents to Launch Recall Campaign Against Controversial School Board Member

Parents Launch Recall Campaign Against School Board Member Who Was Caught on Video Calling Reopening Schools an Act of “White Supremacy” La Mesa-Spring Valley School District Board Member Charda Bell-Fontenot Opposes School Reopenings and Claims Asking Teachers to Return to Work in Classrooms is an Act of “Slavery” A group of outraged parents and concerned citizens today formally announced a …

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February 16, 2021

DeMaio Urges No Vote on CRP Rules Change on Endorsements

Dear CRP Delegates — Several changes to the CAGOP’s bylaws are being proposed at this weekend’s convention. I am strongly urging a NO VOTE on rules change #5 (Mahan) and here’s why. Rules change #5 by Mahan will strip you as a delegate of the CRP of any role in making an endorsement of a replacement candidate in the upcoming …

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January 24, 2021

Watch: Town Hall with Carl DeMaio on Reform California’s 2021 Strategic Initiatives

Reform California scored many wins in the 2020 election (defeating tax hikes like Prop 15 and local tax hike/bond measures as well as flipping several legislative seats). Our 2021 plans build on those successes! Among the initiatives discussed in this virtual Town Hall: • Election Integrity Initiative: Making sure we stop fraudulent practices that weaken the security of our electoral …

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January 6, 2021

DeMaio Statement on Efforts to Invalidate Prop B – San Diego Pension Reform Initiative

“The effort by City Hall politicians and government union bosses to invalidate San Diego’s Prop B Pension Reform Initiative is a shameful and corrupt attempt to invalidate the will of the voters.  A super-majority of 65% of San Diego voters approved common-sense Pension Reform in 2012 to save the city from bankruptcy and to end the outrageous gold-plated pension payouts …

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November 20, 2020

Carl DeMaio’s 2020 Election Recap and Preview of 2022

Reform California Chairman Carl DeMaio recently hosted a virtual briefing to provide a recap on the 2020 Elections in California and preview some exciting plans for preparing for success in the 2022 elections. In 2020 California voters and reformers scored some major hard fought victories this year. We defeated Prop 15 the massive tax hike, stopped multiple local tax measures …

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October 20, 2020

Carl DeMaio’s California Election Guide 2020

The 2020 California General Election ballot is REALLY long and confusing – and over 240 tax hikes have been placed on the ballot this cycle. Worse, politicians have even deceptively worded several ballot measures to hide the tax hikes and other bad policies! Fortunately, Carl DeMaio reviews all ballot measures and candidates and produces a “Plain English” voter guide to …

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October 20, 2020

Carl DeMaio and Crime Victim Advocates Urge Yes on Prop 20

Reform California Chairman Carl DeMaio and four leaders of crime victim advocacy groups held a press conference today to urge voters to vote YES on Prop 20. Prop 20 will reduce crime and keep our neighborhoods safe by restoring the felony status to a variety of crimes that California politicians have downgraded to mere misdemeanors. Prop 20 would also give victims …

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September 2, 2020

Carl DeMaio Holds Town Hall on Top 12 Target Races in California

It will be a tough election cycle for us in California. Reform California Chairman Carl DeMaio is fighting back hard and held a town hall on the top 12 target races in California. DeMaio announced the 12 Top Target Seats for Republicans in California and discussed what can be done to either pick up seats or save seats for Republicans. …

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August 24, 2020

San Diego County Voters Face Expensive November Election Ballot: 13 Tax Hike Measures, $2.5 Billion in New Deb

Carl DeMaio Slams Local Politicians for Proposing Costly Tax Hikes During Pandemic; Urge “NO” Votes on All Local Tax and Bond Measures In the midst of a severe economic downturn and pandemic, local politicians in San Diego county are asking struggling taxpayers for even more money by filling November’s local election ballot with 13 separate tax hike measures. Local politicians hope that a crowded …

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August 10, 2020

Carl DeMaio Challenges Lorena Gonzalez on AB 5 to “Just Say the Words”

Lorena Gonzalez Can’t Say These 10 Words:“AB 5 Doesn’t Apply to Parents Hiring Tutors and Teachers”  Will parents face stiff fines and penalties under a new law called AB-5 if they hire tutors during the Covid-19 shutdown of schools? Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, the author of the controversial law, won’t say. Today Carl DeMaio, Chairman of Reform California, challenged Gonzalez to put the question …

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August 7, 2020

Carl DeMaio Working to Suspend AB5 for Parents and Children

Governor Newsom is threatening parents with penalties for hiring tutors during his shut down of schools. Carl DeMaio sets the record straight on the issue and is calling for the Governor to repeal AB5 so parents don’t have their children fall behind and so that tutors can teach our children. Sign and share the petition to demand the repeal of …

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August 3, 2020

San Diego County Caught Reporting FALSE Covid Data

Reform California Chairman Carl DeMaio was on KUSI to discuss that we are not analyzing the right Covid data. DeMaio shows that positive case counts are not the best indicator for this disease – as more tests are conducted, more positive cases will be found. DeMaio says hospitalization rates and deaths are much better indicators to analyze when implementing government mandated …

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July 30, 2020

California Supreme Court Ruling on Pension Reform Falls Short

Today the California Supreme Court issued a ruling that upholds the modest PEPRA pension reform law enacted by former Governor Jerry Brown.  While the ruling may seem like a win for taxpayers, Reform California Chairman Carl DeMaio, who also authored San Diego’s 2012 landmark pension reform initiative, says the ruling is quite narrow and provides little legal relief for taxpayers. …

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June 26, 2020

Carl DeMaio Launches Campaign to Protect Prop 13 and Stop Property Tax Hikes

This is it – politicians in Sacramento have launched their all-out assault to repeal Prop 13 and raise taxes this November. Carl DeMaio, Chairman of Reform California, has launched the resistance to save and protect Prop 13 and organized a statewide virtual town hall where he outlined the campaign to protect Prop 13 and gave instructions on how supporters can …

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May 28, 2020

Carl DeMaio Holds Town Hall On Risks Facing Small Businesses from AB5 & PAGA

Carl DeMaio held a town hall with the California Business and Industrial Alliance where they warning Californians about costly new mandates stemming from AB5 and PAGA that are being implemented by Sacramento politicians. The negative impacts of Covid 19 and new enforcement actions on AB5 and PAGA are destroying jobs. Lost wages may never be recovered and businesses may not …

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May 22, 2020

Reform California Supports Lawsuit to Impose Integrity on California Voting

Reform California is announcing its support for a lawsuit brought by the Long Beach Reform Coalition alleging that the new approach to voting in California violates state and federal law. The lawsuit challenges the outcome of a tax increase measure in Long Beach (Measure A, March 2020 Primary) and contends that Los Angeles County failed to maintain integrity in the …

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May 5, 2020

Poll shows voters oppose Governor Newsom’s coronavirus policies

Carl DeMaio was on KUSI this morning to discuss how the majority of Californians are opposed to Gavin Newsom’s coronavirus policies. Reform California’s statewide poll shows that 72% of Californians want the state’s economy reopened by now and believe there is a better way to re-open the state than the statewide all-or-nothing lockdown approach Governor Gavin Newsom is pursuing.

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May 4, 2020

Poll Shows California Voters Support Reopening, Support the Right to Protest, and Oppose Covid-19 Payouts to Illegal Immigrants

“Governor Gavin Newsom is out of step with a bipartisan majority of California voters who believe there is a safe way to return to work.” –Carl DeMaio, Chairman, Reform California   A survey of 1,285 likely voters conducted by Remington Research for Reform California over the weekend (May 1-2) shows Californians believe there is a better way to re-open the state …

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April 22, 2020

Carl DeMaio Outlines Campaign to Protect Prop 13 and Stop Property Tax Hikes

Politicians in Sacramento have launched their all-out assault to repeal Prop 13 and raise taxes this November. Carl DeMaio, Chairman of Reform California, is leading the resistance to save and protect Prop 13 and organized a statewide virtual town hall where he outlined the campaign to protect Prop 13 and gave instructions on how supporters can join in the efforts …

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April 3, 2020

Now is the Time to Help, Not Hurt Small Businesses in California

By Carl DeMaio If Governor Gavin Newsom and California Democrats really wanted to help struggling small businesses and millions of unemployed California workers they would immediately suspend or repeal a variety of damaging and costly taxes, mandates and regulations that have been choking the California economy for years. At the top of the list of relief should be the repeal …

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March 23, 2020

Carl DeMaio: Low Marks for California’s Coronavirus Response

Since we relaunched my radio show 10 days ago, we’ve focused entirely on the Coronavirus and whether California’s elected officials are effectively addressing the public health and economic challenges. The short answer is no – and here’s why. You know I’ve criticized New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo a lot in the past, but I have to give credit where credit …

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March 10, 2020

Carl DeMaio Statement: THANK YOU – and The Fight Continues!

With only a handful of votes left to be counted, our campaign has fallen short of making the runoff in the race for Congress. While I am disappointed, I am filled with two other emotions: gratitude for supporters like you and pride in the incredible campaign we ran. In this race we had to take on both the Democrat machine, …

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February 1, 2020

Carl DeMaio Endorsement Guide: March 2020 Election

The March 2020 ballot is REALLY long! With a bunch of confusing ballot measures and hundreds of candidates running for office, voters can feel overwhelmed and lost. Fortunately, Carl DeMaio has thoroughly researched and vetted measures and candidates. Carl has issued an endorsement in almost every race. Read Carl’s full San Diego election guide at

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January 16, 2020

DeMaio Releases “CLEAN Streets” Initiative to Combat Homelessness

Congressional Candidate Carl DeMaio today released a major initiative to combat homelessness which has reached epidemic proportions in California’s cities. DeMaio is calling his initiative “CLEAN Streets” which stands for “Coordinated Law Enforcement Action Now” on homeless on the street. DeMaio blames a “culture of coddling” homeless for the crisis and says law enforcement must be given back powers to …

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July 16, 2019

Carl DeMaio Warns Homelessness and Rodent Infestations in California May Cause Public Health Crisis

Carl DeMaio joined leading experts in public health and vector pest control today in released an explosive report showing an explosion in the rodent population in California cities across the state and a spike in dangerous diseases such as Typhus. “California is being overrun by rodents – and without immediate emergency action by state and local government, we face significant …

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June 5, 2019

Carl DeMaio Pledges Defense of Citizens’ Pension Reform Initiative

On Monday, the San Diego City Council will meet behind closed doors to vote on whether to invalidate the 2012 Prop B Citizens’ Pension Reform Initiative, disturbingly overriding the will of the voters. “By voting to seek the invalidation of Prop B the Citizens’ Pension Reform Initiative, city politicians are attempting to overturn the results of the 2012 election and …

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May 20, 2019

Carl DeMaio Forms Coalition to Oppose Sanctuary State Law

Carl DeMaio and Local Leaders to Issue Urgent Call to Action As County Board Considers Opposition to Sanctuary State Law Carl DeMaio and a coalition of concerned San Diego citizens are urging the Board of Supervisors of San Diego County to join other cities and counties in California in filing a legal challenge to overturn SB 54 the Sanctuary State …

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