Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio. Photo courtesy DeMaio campaign

Former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio will become a radio talk show host beginning Thursday, KOGO-AM 600 announced.

DeMaio, who fell short in campaigns for mayor and a congressional seat, will co-host a program from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with Bob “Sully” Sullivan, according to KOGO.

DeMaio served on the City Council from 2008-12 and lost a mayoral runoff to ex-Rep. Bob Filner in 2012. Last year, he failed to unseat Rep. Scott Peters, D-San Diego.

“We are thrilled to welcome Carl DeMaio to our lineup. and I have no doubt that with his experience as a government watchdog and his inside knowledge of politics that this will be the most talked about show in San Diego,” said Brian Long, KOGO program director.

Last month, DeMaio also said he would return to the think tank he founded 15 years ago, the Virginia-based Performance Institute, to work on government reform and innovation initiatives.

DeMaio has also said he is working with former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed to push a pension reform initiative on the November ballot.

During his time on the San Diego City Council, DeMaio often butted heads with local labor groups over his plan for pension reforms.

— City News Service contributed to this story

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