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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.

Allred: 'There Should Be No Pay-Off for Filner'

Allred: 'There Should Be No Pay-Off for Filner'

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Aug 23, 2013

Mayor Filner Scandal Timeline

With Mayor Bob Filner's expected resignation on the horizon, the last 6 weeks have been a whirlwind for... Watch »

Aug 22, 2013

Todd Gloria Reacts to City's Mayoral Deal

NBC 7 reporter Brandi Powell asks San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria about his thoughts on Mayor... Watch »

Aug 22, 2013

Locals React to Mayor's Pending Resignation

San Diego residents talk to NBC 7 reporter Steven Luke about their thought on San Diego Mayo Bob Filner's... Watch »

Aug 22, 2013

Mayor's Ex-Fiancee Urges Filner to Resign

Mayor's Ex-Fiancee Urges Filner to Resign

The woman once called the First Lady of San Diego called for Mayor Bob Filner to resign without... Read »

Aug 22, 2013

Gloria Allred Discusses Resignation Deal

High-profile attorney Gloria Allred discusses her thoughts on a deal made by city leaders and San Diego... Watch »

Aug 22, 2013

Filner Is More Than Sloppy Kisses: Supporters

Filner Is More Than Sloppy Kisses: Supporters

Dozens of San Diegans stood up for San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Monday, speaking on behalf of a man they... Read »

Aug 22, 2013

Mayor's Ex-Fiancee Urges Filner to Resign

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's former fiancee said she hopes his resignation will bring closure to San Diego... Watch »

Aug 22, 2013

No Refunds for Filner Recall Supporters

No Refunds for Filner Recall Supporters

The people who donated to the recall effort against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will not see a refund even... Read »

Aug 22, 2013

Packing Boxes Spotted in Mayor's SUV

Packing Boxes Spotted in Mayor's SUV

After news that there may be a deal reached with city officials, Mayor Bob Filner was spotted climbing... Read »

Aug 22, 2013

Goldsmith: 'We've Reached a Proposed Solution'

After 3 days of mediation with embattled Mayor Bob Filner, San Diego city leaders have reached a "proposed... Watch »

Aug 21, 2013

Interim Leadership to Follow Filner Resignation

Interim Leadership to Follow Filner Resignation

If Mayor Bob Filner resigns, San Diego city government will enter a period of interim leadership with... Read »

Aug 21, 2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Apppears in Public

NBC 7 San Diego cameras captured Mayor Bob Filner as he left the City Administration Building on Wednesday... Watch »

Aug 21, 2013

La Jolla Woman Claims San Diego Mayor Touched Her

La Jolla Woman Claims San Diego Mayor Touched Her

A La Jolla woman has accused San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of touching her inappropriately. Read »

Aug 21, 2013

La Jolla Woman Claims San Diego Mayor Touched Her

Dianne York, a La Jolla businesswoman, tells NBC 7 that San Diego Mayor Bob Filner inappropriately touched... Watch »

Aug 21, 2013

Kook Dressed Up as Mayor Bob Filner

All of the costumes that have adorned the so-called "Cardiff Kook" over the years. View »

Aug 21, 2013

Store Bans "Sex Toys for Filner" Recall Sign

Store Bans "Sex Toys for Filner" Recall Sign

A San Diego woman has refused to remove her handwritten sign seeking donations of new or used sex toys for... Read »

Aug 21, 2013

Mayor Filner Mediation Could Take Weeks: Expert

Mayor Filner Mediation Could Take Weeks: Expert

Negotiations between San Diego’s mayor and city leaders determined to oust him from office could take... Read »

Aug 21, 2013

City Leaders Mum on Mayor Filner Negotiation

City Leaders Mum on Mayor Filner Negotiation

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner returned to the negotiation table Tuesday in his mediation with city leaders... Read »

Aug 20, 2013

Filner Meets With San Diego Leaders, Gloria Allred

Filner Meets With San Diego Leaders, Gloria Allred

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner met with city leaders at a downtown law firm on Monday after being out... Read »

Aug 20, 2013

Filner Meets with Allred, Goldsmith, City Leaders

NBC 7's Dave Summers looks at what's happening at the table where Mayor Bob Filner is negotiating with... Watch »

Aug 19, 2013

Recall Efforts in Full Swing Across County

Volunteers are working to collect 100,002 signatures to recall Mayor Bob Filner in the midst of sexual... Watch »

Aug 19, 2013

Filner Is More Than Sloppy Kisses: Supporters

Supporters of Mayor Bob Filner and those working on behalf of the recall effort talk about why they want... Watch »

Aug 19, 2013

Mayor Supporters Plan Rally

Supporters of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner rally on the day he was expected to return to City Hall. Watch »

Aug 19, 2013

Carl DeMaio Joins Effort to Recall Filner

Carl DeMaio Joins Effort to Recall Filner

Carl DeMaio announced he's organizing several signature gathering events that he'll publicize through... Read »

Aug 19, 2013

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