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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.

City Pays $667K in Filner Sexual Harassment Claim

City Pays $667K in Filner Sexual Harassment Claim

An ex-employee of former mayor Bob Filner who claimed she was kissed, touched and put in a headlock... Read »

Feb 2, 2016

City of San Diego Pays $667K in Filner Sexual Harassment Claim

An ex-employee of former mayor Bob Filner who claimed she was kissed, touched and put in a headlock... Watch »

Feb 2, 2016

Benelia Santos-Hunter Speaks About Filner Harassment

Benelia Santos-Hunter worked as the executive assistant of then-mayor Bob Filner for eight months in 2013.... Watch »

Feb 2, 2016

New Sex Harassment Lawsuit Filed Against City, Filner

New Sex Harassment Lawsuit Filed Against City, Filner

In a lawsuit filed this week, an ex-employee of former mayor Bob Filner claims she was kissed, touched... Read »

Feb 2, 2016

Politically Speaking: Unraveling a Mayor

Lee Burdick stops by NBC7 to discuss her inside chronicle of Filner's spectacular fall from grace. Watch »

Jan 30, 2016

Carl DeMaio Accused of Lewd Acts by Ex-Staffer

Carl DeMaio Accused of Lewd Acts by Ex-Staffer

One former campaign staffer claims he was harassed more than once while working on DeMaio's campaign. Read »

Nov 23, 2015

Donna Frye: More Victims in Carl DeMaio Scandal

Donna Frye: More Victims in Carl DeMaio Scandal

A familiar face in the San Diego political scene stepped into the fray of the 52nd District Race. Read »

Nov 23, 2015

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“As a San Diego resident, I grew up watching NBC San Diego. The great reporting that I saw everyday was... Read »

Nov 3, 2015

City Council OKs $99K Settlement for Filner Accusers

City Council OKs $99K Settlement for Filner Accusers

Two women who brought accusations against former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner could receive $99,000 from the... Read »

Oct 27, 2015

City Council to Mull $99K Settlement in Filner Scandal

City Council to Mull $99K Settlement in Filner Scandal

Two women who brought accusations against former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner could receive $99,000 from the... Read »

Oct 21, 2015

Dem, GOP Leaders Assess Sup. Roberts' Political Viability

Dem, GOP Leaders Assess Sup. Roberts' Political Viability

San Diego County's Republican Party is getting a big jump on next year's election cycle -- attracted by... Read »

Jun 1, 2015

County Supervisor Defends Himself Amid Call for Resignation

County Supervisor Defends Himself Amid Call for Resignation

San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts said allegations against him, claiming that he misused public... Read »

May 15, 2015

DeMaio Lands Talk Show Co-Host Gig

DeMaio Lands Talk Show Co-Host Gig

San Diego politician Carl DeMaio has landed a new gig: he’s now the co-host of a new afternoon talk show... Read »

Apr 2, 2015

Bob Filner Is Writing His Memoirs

Bob Filner Is Writing His Memoirs

Filner stood in the NBC 7 studio while his former fiancée Bronwyn Ingram was interviewed. Read »

Feb 13, 2015

SD Fact Check Filner and Prop B

In this episode of San Diego Fact Check with our media partners Voice of San Diego, Scott Lewis and Andrew... Watch »

May 11, 2012

Mayoral Candidates Debate Public Safety

Panelists asked mayoral candidates Bonnie Dumanis, Nathan Fletcher, Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner how they... Watch »

Apr 23, 2012

New Council President Explains Succession, Policy Plans

New Council President Explains Succession, Policy Plans

San Diego's new city council president is now going public with the reason she pursued the job held by the... Read »

Dec 12, 2014

Todd Gloria Voted Out as City Council President

Todd Gloria Voted Out as City Council President

The San Diego City Council saw a shake-up in leadership Wednesday when Councilwoman Sherri Lightner was... Read »

Dec 10, 2014

Council Shake-Up Attempt In the Works

Council Shake-Up Attempt In the Works

Will the popular Todd Gloria remain Council President? Read »

Dec 1, 2014

Filner "Rubbed and Grabbed" Woman's Buttock: Lawsuit

Filner "Rubbed and Grabbed" Woman's Buttock: Lawsuit

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and the city of San Diego face a new lawsuit from a woman who says the... Read »

Nov 14, 2014

Peters Vs. DeMaio: New Election Results Released

Peters Vs. DeMaio: New Election Results Released

Highly anticipated new numbers show U.S. Rep. Scott Peters has a 4,491 lead over challenger Carl DeMaio... Read »

Nov 7, 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 »

Nov 4, 2014

Mayor Rolls Out 2015 Balboa Park Centennial Plan

Mayor Rolls Out 2015 Balboa Park Centennial Plan

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer released a three-step plan Monday to “elevate, celebrate and promote” the... Read »

Oct 13, 2014

D52 Congressional Candidates Debate Immigration, ISIS

D52 Congressional Candidates Debate Immigration, ISIS

A contentious and sometimes hostile debate between District 52 Congressional candidates Scott Peters and... Read »

Sep 23, 2014

Alleged Filner Victim: "It's Not Just the Touching"

Problems continue tonight for former Mayor Bob Filner and they could cost you, the taxpayer, a pretty... Watch »

Aug 21, 2014

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