Tustin Area Republican Women Federated will be welcoming speaker Carl DeMaio of Reform California as guest speaker at the January 27, 2023 General Membership Meeting. The meeting will take place at the Elks’ Lodge in Santa Ana from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm.
About Carl DeMaio
From 2004 to present, Carl DeMaio has served as Chairman of Reform California – a grassroots organization that advocates for transparency and accountability reforms in state and local government while mounting campaigns to defeat unfair and unnecessary tax hikes.
Since 2004, DeMaio has led campaigns that have defeated over $2 billion in tax hikes. In addition, DeMaio has authored several citizens’ ballot initiatives that have been approved by voters. In 2006 and in 2012 DeMaio led the campaign to pass ballot measures to require fair and open competitive bidding on all city and county contracts.
In 2012, DeMaio authored the Pension Reform Initiative to cap city government employee pensions and switch new hires to 401k retirement accounts. DeMaio led the campaign to collect over 150,000 signatures to place the item on the ballot and voters passed it with a 65% vote. In 2017, DeMaio launched a campaign to oppose an increase in the California gas and car tax.
Source: Carl DeMaio website