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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.

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

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 »

Oct 10, 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... Read »

Sep 23, 2014

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,... Read »

Aug 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... Watch »

Aug 21, 2014

Filner Barely Remembers Park Incident: Atty.

Filner Barely Remembers Park Incident: Atty.

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner gave a deposition Wednesday for a lawsuit that accuses him of... Read »

Aug 20, 2014

Atty. on Filner: "He Looked Good"

On Wednesday, disgraced former mayor Bob Filner gave a deposition for a lawsuit allegedly involving... Watch »

Aug 20, 2014

Filner Gives Lawsuit Deposition

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner gave a deposition Wednesday for a lawsuit that accuses him of... Watch »

Aug 20, 2014

New Indictment Unsealed in Campaign Finance Scandal

New Indictment Unsealed in Campaign Finance Scandal

The new indictment in the investigation was unsealed Tuesday. Read »

Aug 13, 2014

Sunroad Hires Former Deputy City Attorney

Sunroad Hires Former Deputy City Attorney

A former city employee who played a pivotal role in the lawsuit involving a controversial real... Read »

Aug 12, 2014

Atty.: Feds Wiretapped Suspects in Campaign Finance Scandal

Atty.: Feds Wiretapped Suspects in Campaign Finance Scandal

A Mexican millionaire accused of making illegal contributions to local political campaigns is upset about... Read »

Jul 31, 2014

Azano Blames Ex-Officer for Campaign Scandal: Docs

Azano Blames Ex-Officer for Campaign Scandal: Docs

The Mexican multi-millionaire accused of illegally contributing more than $600,000 to San Diego political... Read »

Jul 31, 2014

Filner Challenges DeMaio to Bike Race

At a debate on transportation mayoral candidate Bob Filner challenged his opponent Carl DeMaio to a... Watch »

Jul 3, 2014

San Diego Out of 2024 Olympics Bid

San Diego Out of 2024 Olympics Bid

San Diego’s chance of hosting the 2024 Olympic Games is no more, as America’s Finest City is now out... Read »

Jun 14, 2014

Balboa Park Vehicle Issues Unsettled, Settlement Due

Balboa Park Vehicle Issues Unsettled, Settlement Due

There's a new twist in the long-running civic drama surrounding Balboa Park -- a pricey legal... Read »

May 12, 2014

San Diego Explained: Mayor's Budget

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer recently released his first proposed budget and he managed to make... Watch »

May 7, 2014

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 »

Apr 20, 2014

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

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