Carl DeMaio is running for US Congress as a New Generation Republican.
Orphaned as a child and raised by Jesuit priests, DeMaio by the age of 30 had started two multi-million businesses working to turn around financially troubled organizations. Carl DeMaio has lived the American Dream, but he is running for Congress because the American Dream is out-of-reach for too many.
While politicians talk about change, DeMaio actually has a record of getting major reform done in government - reforms that helped save San Diego from bankruptcy and get people back to work.
To achieve success with his fiscal and economic reform agenda, DeMaio is taking on his own political party by challenging them to stand on principle by offering positive solutions - and to reach out to all diverse communities.
DeMaio's candidacy has already attracted national attention, with Washington observers pointing to DeMaio's success in getting reforms done in San Diego on a bipartisan basis and acknowledging the role DeMaio can play as an openly-gay and socially moderate voice within the Republican Party.
"I see myself as a 'new generation Republican' who wants to challenge the party to focus on pocket-book, economic and quality of life issues in a more positive and inclusive way - rather than issues that are frankly none of the government's business in the first place,"
- Carl DeMaio