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THIS IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE CARL DEMAIO CAMPAIGN
SAN DIEGO -- With the election less than four months away, California’s most respected Taxpayer organization has weighed in on the San Diego mayoral race by endorsing Carl DeMaio.
“We have worked with Carl DeMaio for years and know that he stands on principle. This was an easy decision,” said Jon Coupal, president of HJTA.
“From leading the fight against the Prop D sales tax, to steadfastly opposing tax and fee increases on the City Council, Carl has proven himself as a true taxpayer watchdog. San Diego needs a tax fighter who we can trust – we need Carl DeMaio as Mayor.”
“I’m honored to have the support of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association,” DeMaio said. “The government labor unions are constantly trying to weaken Prop 13, raise taxes and drive jobs out of California. The work of HJTA is critical to the future of our state.”
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is dedicated to the protection of Proposition 13 and the advancement of taxpayers' rights, including the right to limited taxation, the right to vote on tax increases and the right of economical, equitable and efficient use of taxpayer dollars. To learn more, visit www.HJTA.org.
To view the complete list of supporters or learn more about DeMaio’s campaign, please visit www.CarlDeMaio.com.