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Bob Filner, a Democrat, is US Congressional representative for California’s 51st district – areas such as the Imperial County and southern regions of San Diego County. Filner taught history at San Diego State University and then served as President of the San Diego Board of Education, as well as the San Diego City Council. He was elected representative in 2007, and serves on the House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Pension Reform: Filner opposed Prop B leading up to the primary election and until a few weeks after. Instead, he said the pension shortfall can be fixed by refinancing the current pension debt at a lower interest rate and reducing the annual payment over the next few years. Then, in July, he no longer touted the plan, saying he would work to implement Prop B, even though he doesn't believe it will save the city money.

Infrastructure: Filner publicly announced his plan to pay for city transportation and infrastructure projects using federal funding.

Education: Filner has released a multi-step plan for education reform that would better coordinate city services for children with the district's services.

Construction projects: Filner has floated the idea of public ownership of the Chargers to help pay for a new football stadium.

Job Creation: Filner's major idea for growing the local job economy is to turn San Diego's port into a "Global Maritime Center," and invest in more renewable energy projects.

Chargers Stadium Measure Could Get on 2016 Ballot

Chargers Stadium Measure Could Get on 2016 Ballot

Continuing negotiations over a new San Diego Chargers stadium may land the issue on the county ballot... Read »

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New Lawsuit Implicates Filner's Bodyguards

New Lawsuit Implicates Filner's Bodyguards

The latest civil lawsuit to hit San Diego over the Bob Filner scandal also points fingers at his security... Read »

Apr 16, 2014

New Lawsuit Implicates Bob Filner's Bodyguards

NBC 7's Steven Luke reports on a new civil lawsuit filed in the scandal involving former mayor Bob Filner.... Watch »

Apr 16, 2014

San Diego Mayor Unveils $3B Budget Plan

San Diego Mayor Unveils $3B Budget Plan

San Diegans are looking at a 6 percent hike in municipal spending in Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s $3... Read »

Apr 14, 2014

Car Dealer Guilty in Campaign Finance Scandal

Car Dealer Guilty in Campaign Finance Scandal

A San Diego car dealer has entered guilty pleas in connection with a foreign millionaire accused... Read »

Apr 11, 2014

Filner's Punishment Light: Accuser Attorney

Accuser's attorney called former mayor Bob Filner's punishment light and disagreed with the decision... Watch »

Apr 8, 2014

Filner's Pension Docked $147/Month

Filner's Pension Docked $147/Month

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will lose $147 each month from his pension benefit under his... Read »

Apr 7, 2014

Probation Begins for Bob Filner

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's house arrest has ended, but ahead lies two years and nine months... Watch »

Apr 7, 2014

Filner: House Arrest Was Time of Reflection

Filner: House Arrest Was Time of Reflection

Former embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is now a free man. Read »

Apr 7, 2014

SD Mayors Fly Through “Top Gun” in Parody Video

SD Mayors Fly Through “Top Gun” in Parody Video

It’s the winning chance to see a cursing Jerry Sanders alongside a foul-mouthed Kevin Faulconer that... Read »

Apr 4, 2014

Grand Jury Suggests Ballot Measure to Ammend Charter: Report

Grand Jury Suggests Ballot Measure to Ammend Charter: Report

The county grand jury is proposing a change that would make it easier to remove elected officials. Read »

Mar 14, 2014

Hannah Anderson Still in Therapy: Grandmother

Hannah Anderson Still in Therapy: Grandmother

The grandmother of Hannah Anderson is going public with her feeling about the media’s coverage of... Read »

Mar 6, 2014

San Diego Race for Mayor

San Diego Race for Mayor

Coverage of the Feb. 11, 2014 SSpecial Election to replace former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner who resigned... Read »

Mar 6, 2014

Kevin Faulconer Sworn in as San Diego Mayor

Kevin Faulconer Sworn in as San Diego Mayor

Kevin Faulconer took the oath of office Monday, becoming the mayor of San Diego months after a sex scandal... Read »

Mar 3, 2014

Zoning Issue to Close Kid Ventures in Bay Ho

Zoning Issue to Close Kid Ventures in Bay Ho

One of San Diego’s most popular indoor play space is facing closure due to a city zoning issue. Read »

Mar 1, 2014

ID of Campaign Finance Scandal Informant Revealed

ID of Campaign Finance Scandal Informant Revealed

NBC7 Investigates has confirmed that a former fundraiser for both ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and... Read »

Feb 28, 2014

San Diego Police Chief Steps Down

San Diego Police Chief Steps Down

San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne is stepping down from his job as top cop. Read »

Feb 26, 2014

Timeline: Medical Marijuana in San Diego

Timeline: Medical Marijuana in San Diego

A look at the 17 years since Prop 215 was passed. Read »

Feb 25, 2014

House Arrest for Millionaire Charged in Campaign Scandal

House Arrest for Millionaire Charged in Campaign Scandal

The Mexican multi-millionaire accused of funneling thousands of dollars into San Diego political campaigns... Read »

Feb 24, 2014

City to Honor Filner Accuser

City to Honor Filner Accuser

A great-grandmother claims San Diego Mayor Bob Filner kissed her on her lips, repeatedly asked her out and... Read »

Feb 21, 2014

Mexican Multi-Millionaire Charged in Campaign Finance Scandal

Mexican Multi-Millionaire Charged in Campaign Finance Scandal

A Mexican businessman and multi-millionaire, accused of funneling more than $500,000 into political local... Read »

Feb 20, 2014

Faulconer Preps for New Job

Faulconer Preps for New Job

San Diego's new mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer speaks with NBC 7's Gene Cubbison about his plans for the city... Read »

Feb 15, 2014

Kevin Faulconer Elected New Mayor

Kevin Faulconer Elected New Mayor

It appears Kevin Faulconer will be San Diego's next mayor. Just before midnight, his opponent... Read »

Feb 12, 2014

Faulconer Wins Special Election

NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports on the outcome of San Diego's special election to replace former mayor... Watch »

Feb 12, 2014

Chargers Will Seek Faulconer's Backing for Stadium

Chargers Will Seek Faulconer's Backing for Stadium

The San Diego Chargers are eager to resume their long, winding push for a new stadium now that Republican... Read »

Feb 12, 2014

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