NFIB Endorses Carl DeMaio for Congressional District 52

Author: Michelle Orrock Date: August 07, 2014

The National Federation of Independent Business, California’s and the nation’s leading small business association, today announced the endorsement of Carl DeMaio for U.S. House of Representatives District 52.

“NFIB is proud to support Carl DeMaio for the 52nd Congressional District,” said John Kabateck, NFIB/CA Executive Director.“As a San Diego City Councilman, DeMaio was strongly anti-tax and fought attempts by other councilmembers to increase costs on small businesses.  He has also led efforts to oppose repeat minimum wage hikes in San Diego and will be the stronger, more conservative small business-friendly voice in Congress.”

“Carl DeMaio is a small business owner and is committed to keeping taxes low and reducing government red tape,” said Lisa Goeas, NFIB Vice President for Political and Grassroots.  “He will support pro-growth policies that give small business owners the certainty they need to grow their businesses and create jobs.”

Carl DeMaio’s entrepreneurial spirit inspired him to build the Performance Institute, a highly regarded government reform think tank. Soon after, he founded the American Strategic Management Institute, a company that provides financial management training to corporations.  Not only has DeMaio experienced firsthand the ways in which large government bureaucracy hinders the growth of small businesses, but he has created solutions for businesses to deal with government for over 15 years.  DeMaio put the experience of owning and operating his own businesses into use after his election to San Diego’s City Council in 2008. As a City Council member, DeMaio saved the city $150 million by enacting several reforms to city government. These reforms created a transparent system of reviewing union payouts and minimizing the overextended public official’s pension program in tandem with business-growing and job-creating measures.

NFIB has more than 23,000 dues-paying members in California representing a cross-section of the state’s economy.  The endorsement comes from NFIB’s SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, the organization’s political action committee, and is based on positions regarding key small-business issues including health care, taxes, labor and regulatory issues.

Small business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for actively recruiting friends, family members and acquaintances to go to the polls.  NFIB will encourage its members to help turn out the small-business vote for Carl DeMaio on November 4th.

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