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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
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San Diego County Republican Party — Republican PartyCandidate for County Central Committee, Assembly District 76

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Sage Naumann

Republican
Small Business Owner
12,007 votes (8.8%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Retake Oceanside and Encinitas: As a member of the Central Committee, it will be a priority of mine to ensure that quality candidates are recruited to help restore a Republican majority to the Oceanside and Encinitas City Councils.
  • Promote Party Unity: When Republicans are pitted against each other, Democrats win. I want to ensure that our Party can stand together at the end of the day, and I'll work hard to promote a united atmosphere when representing the 76th AD.
  • Fight for Liberty: Liberty is at the heart of the Republican Party. As a member of the central committee, I will be devoted to supporting candidates who support reducing the size of government and promoting economic and personal liberty.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Small Business Owner
Owner, Naumann Consulting (2014–current)
Digital Director, Republican Party of San Diego County (2015–current)
Media Director, Revolvis Consulting (2013–2014)

Community Activities

Board Director, Carlsbad Fire Department Foundation (2015–current)
Secretary, North County Republican Coalition (2016–current)
Vice President, External, San Diego Young Republicans (2015–2015)

Biography

Sage is a North County community leader with a passion for bringing conservative values and effective reform into every level of local government.

As a candidate for the Carlsbad School Board in 2014, Sage exposed real corruption within the board when calling out a board member's vote to approve a contract with a law firm, and suddenly resigning from the board twelve days later to take a job with the same firm. The San Diego Union Tribune investigated, alongside the California Fair Political Practices Commission, and it was found that the trustee accepted the job offer twenty-four hours before casting the vote. She was fined $4,000.

From the San Diego Union Tribune:

The issue over [the] vote was first raised by Sage Naumann, an 18-year-old who is running for the Carlsbad school board in 2014. Naumann sent an email to supporters that said [the] vote should raise red flags.

“Whether or not laws were broken, the trust of the people of Carlsbad was broken,” Naumann wrote.

Naumann said Wednesday he was careful to not accuse [the trustee] of breaking any laws, but if that was the case he hopes authorities will investigate. He also hopes the issue will prompt residents to pay more attention to the school board’s affairs.

“It is necessary that people start paying attention to what is going on in their district, and an issue like this can raise that awareness,” Naumann said. “This is not an incident we want repeated with future elected board members.”

As a community activist, Sage has attended dozens of school board and city council meetings, speaking in favor of transparency reform, fiscal restraint, and common-sense governance. In 2014, Sage's bid for the Carlsbad School Board garnered over 6,400 votes, falling just 372 votes short of defeating a Democrat incumbent.

Sage is also currently a board member of the Carlsbad Fire Department Foundation, assisting in providing scholarships to the children of firefighters, alongside assisting in providing equipment and training where public funding falls short. He is also a board member with the North County Republican Coalition and an Associate Delegate to the California Republican Party.

Professionally, Sage is currently the Digital Director with the Republican Party of San Diego County, handling all matters pertaining to social media, graphic design, and web management, alongside operating his own business, Naumann Consulting, which specialized in web consulting for other small businesses and local Republican candidates for office. Sage has spent the entirety of his career in the I.T., marketing, and web consulting industry exercising his expertise with computer technology, social media, and graphic design.

One of Sage's greatest sources of inspiration is his brother, Dylan, who was born with cerebral palsy. Through personal experience with different special education programs in different districts, Sage has continually advocated for the rights and resources for those who are special needs at every level of government.

Sage is happily married to his wife, Sara, and resides in Carlsbad.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Kristin Gaspar, Mayor of Encinitas
  • Matt Hall, Mayor of Carlsbad

Elected Officials (3)

  • John Aguilera, Vista City Councilman
  • Mark Muir, Encinitas City Councilman
  • Michael Schumacher, Carlsbad City Councilman

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