Carl DeMaio is Chairman of Reform California and the leader of the statewide Gas Tax Repeal Campaign. Carl also hosts a daily news and politics talk show weekdays from 3-6pm on NewsRadio 600 KOGO which can be heard statewide on the iHeartRadio App.

Among the factors that Carl DeMaio applies in issuing endorsements:

  • Opposition to tax hikes (like the dreaded Car and Gas Tax Hikes);
  • respect for the Constitution and personal freedoms; and
  • support for small businesses and job creation against excessive regulation.



Governor:  John Cox

Lt. Governor:  No endorsement

Treasurer:  Greg Conlon

Attorney General:  Stephen Bailey

Secretary of State:  Mark Meuser

Insurance Commissioner:  Steve Poizner

State Superintendent of Schools:  Marshall Tuck

Comptroller:  Konstantinos Roditis:

Board of Equalization:  No endorsement – the position should be abolished.

US Senate:  No endorsement.  But DeLeon would be WORSE than Diane Feinstein.


Congress – District 1:  Doug LaMalfa

Congress – District 3:  Charlie Schaupp

Congress – District 4:  Tom McClintock

Congress – District 7:  Andrew Grant

Congress – District 8:  Paul Cook

Congress – District 9:  Marla Livengood

Congress – District 10:  Jeff Denham

Congress – District 11:  No endorsement.

Congress – District 12:  Lisa Remmer

Congress – District 14:  Cristina Osmena

Congress – District 15:  Rudy Peters

Congress – District 16:  Elizabeth Heng

Congress – District 21:  David Valadao

Congress – District 22:  Devin Nunes

Congress – District 23:  Kevin McCarthy

Congress – District 24:  Justin Fareed

Congress – District 25:  Steve Knight

Congress – District 26:  Antonio Sabato, Jr.

Congress – District 28:  Johnny Nalbandian

Congress – District 30:  Mark Reed

Congress – District 31:  Sean Flynn

Congress – District 33:  Kenneth Wright

Congress – District 35:  Christian Valiente

Congress – District 36:  Kimberlin Brown Pelzer

Congress – District 39:  Young Kim

Congress – District 41:  Aja Smith

Congress – District 42:  Ken Calvert

Congress – District 43:  Omar Navarro

Congress – District 45:  Mimi Walters

Congress – District 48:  Dana Rohrabacher

US Congress – District 49:  Diane Harkey

US Congress – District 50:  No endorsement.

US Congress – District 51:  Juan Hildalgo

US Congress – District 52:  Omar Qudrat

US Congress – District 53:  Morgan Murtaugh


State Senate – District 4:      Jim Nielsen

State Senate – District 6:       Janine DeRose

State Senate – District 8:       Andreas Borgeas

State Senate – District 12:     Rob Poythress

State Senate – District 14:     Andy Vidak

State Senate – District 16:     Shannon Grove

State Senate – District 18:     No endorsement.

State Senate – District 20:     Matt Munson

State Senate – District 28:     Jeff Stone

State Senate – District 34:     Janet Nguyen


State Assembly – District 1:  Brian Dahle

State Assembly – District 2:  Matt Heath

State Assembly – District 3:  James Gallagher

State Assembly – District 5:  Frank Bigelow

State Assembly – District 6:  Kevin Kiley

State Assembly – District 8:  Melinda Avey

State Assembly – District 12:  Heath Flora

State Assembly – District 16:  Catherine Baker

State Assembly – District 18:  Steve Slauson

State Assembly – District 19:  Keith Bogdon

State Assembly – District 22:  Christina Laskowski

State Assembly – District 23:  Jim Patterson

State Assembly – District 24:  Alex Glew

State Assembly – District 25:  Bob Brunton

State Assembly – District 26:  No endorsement.

State Assembly – District 29:  Vicki Nohrden

State Assembly – District 30:  Niel Kitchens

State Assembly – District 31:  Lupe Espinoza

State Assembly – District 32:  Justin Mendes

State Assembly – District 33:  Jay Obernolte

State Assembly – District 34:  Vince Fong

State Assembly – District 35:  Jordan Cunningham

State Assembly – District 36:  Tom Lackey

State Assembly – District 38:  Dante Acosta

State Assembly – District 39:  Ricardo Benitez

State Assembly – District 40:  Henry Nickel

State Assembly – District 42:  No endorsement.

State Assembly – District 44:  Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy

State Assembly – District 45:  Justin Clark

State Assembly – District 46:  Roxane Beckford Hoge

State Assembly – District 49:  Burton Brink

State Assembly – District 52:  Toni Holle

State Assembly – District 55:  Phillip Chen

State Assembly – District 56:  Jeff Gonzalez

State Assembly – District 57:  Jessica Martinez

State Assembly – District 58:  Mike Simpfenderfer

State Assembly – District 60:  Bill Essayli

State Assembly – District 63:  Adam Miller

State Assembly – District 65:  Alex Coronado

State Assembly – District 66:  Frank Scotto

State Assembly – District 67:  Mellissa Melendez

State Assembly – District 68:  Steven Choi

State Assembly – District 71:  Randy Voepel

State Assembly – District 72:  Tyler Diep

State Assembly – District 73:  Bill Brough

State Assembly – District 74:  Matt Harper

State Assembly – District 75:  Marie Waldron

State Assembly – District 76:  No endorsement.

State Assembly – District 77:  No endorsement. Brian Maienschein has been a disappointment.

State Assembly – District 78:  Maggie Campbell

State Assembly – District 79:  John Moore

State Assembly – District 80:  Lincoln Pickard


Prop 1: State Housing Bonds                                                    


Californians already owe billions in debt for bonds, but have seen little accountability for the funds. Throwing money at the problem will not solve our affordable housing crisis.  Moreover, this bond supports government-subsidized housing projects that come with costly strings attached.

Prop 2: State Housing Bonds                                                   


More housing bonds – this time with different window dressing added by sneaky politicians.

Prop 3: Water Bonds                                                                   


What happened to the last multi-billion dollar worth of water bonds?  None of the money was actually used for water projects to improve delivery of water for human consumption.  Want a water fix? Don’t borrow, just change the crazy regulations that the environmentalists have imposed that has cut the water supply off.

Prop 4: Hospital Bonds                                                               


More borrowing, more debt when we can’t afford the existing state debt service.  Plus these bonds come with costly strings attached – government mandated union wages.

Prop 5: Allow Property Owners to Transfer their Lower Property Tax Rates YES

A common-sense way to expand the benefits of Prop 13 protections – resulting in more affordable housing!

Prop 6: Gas Tax Repeal                           YES YES YES!

There are two simple reasons why we should vote Yes on Prop 6 to repeal the gas and car tax hikes: these unfair taxes cost you a lot more than you think! The care and gas tax hikes will cost the typical family of four $779.28 more per year in taxes and 2) it won’t fix our roads – this is a blank check tax hike that has already been diverted away from road repairs.  Learn more at

Prop 7: Potential Change to Daylight Savings Time          


While this measure won’t officially end daylight savings time, it allows a public process to do it in the future.

Prop 8: Kidney Dialysis Charges                                               


A shameful union ploy to force healthcare workers into union membership they don’t want and can’t afford.

Prop 10: Rent Control


Rent control has a good sounding name, but this initiative will result in higher housing prices for all – particularly the low-income families who rent versus buy.  Perfect example: San Francisco has some of the toughest rent control mandates on the books, but the highest housing prices.  Rent control does the opposite of what proponents claim they are seeking.  Want more affordable rents?  Cut government regulation and build, build, build!

Prop 11: Ambulance Employee Compensation Reforms                         


Unions are trying to impose costly mandates and fees on our ambulance system at a time when patients can barely afford health coverage.  Why should an ambulance ride cost $800 to $1000?Let’s enact some common-sense reforms with this initiative.

Prop 12: Restrictive Regulations on Farms Over Animal Confinement         


We all love animals, but some groups are just too extreme and crazy on this topic.  They hate any human consumption of meat.  This initiative would impose overly-restrictive and costly mandates that YOU will end up paying for with your grocery bill.