Carl DeMaio Aims for Statewide Vote on Pension Reform

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Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio. Photo courtesy DeMaio campaign

San Diego politician Carl DeMaio is returning to the issue that first brought him into the political limelight: pension reform.

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In an email to supporters of his congressional campaign, DeMaio said he set up a political action committee called Reform California to take pension reform statewide with a ballot measure.

“As you know we had a big win here in San Diego on pension reform and saved taxpayers billions,” DeMaio said in the email. “For the past several weeks a group of my supporters and I have been in discussions to take pension reform statewide with a ballot measure in 2016. If we qualify the measure, this will result in an earthquake in California politics!”

DeMaio said the first step is to poll voters to see if such a measure has a chance, and he urged supporters to contribute to his PAC.

“With this polling in hand, we can then build a broad coalition and raise funds to get the job done,” he wrote.

Reform California describes itself as a section 527 political action committee “that serves as a watchdog on how state and local government spends our tax dollars.”

In November, DeMaio lost narrowly to Rep. Scott Peters, who won a second term representing the 52nd Congressional District.

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