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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.

SD Fact Check: Mayor’s Chaperone Rule

The scandal surrounding Mayor Bob Filner is filled with twists and turns, including a recent rule... Watch »

Aug 10, 2013

Will Filner's Resignation Follow?

Now that Mayor Bob Filner has wrapped up his stint in behavioral therapy, will he resign? San Diego City... Watch »

Aug 10, 2013

Filner Wraps Up Rehab

San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith has confirmed that Mayor Bob Filner is wrapping up his stint in... Watch »

Aug 10, 2013

Ex-Staffers Silent on Mayor Filner’s Behavior

Ex-Staffers Silent on Mayor Filner’s Behavior

Few employees who have left the mayor’s office since his term began seven months ago are willing to... Read »

Aug 9, 2013

Attorneys Discuss Filner Lawsuit

Janice Brown and Anthony Solare discuss the lawsuit filed against Mayor Bob Filner on Politically Speaking... Watch »

Aug 9, 2013

Emerald to Filner: "Enough is Enough"

Emerald to Filner: "Enough is Enough"

San Diego City Councilmember Marti Emerald has reversed her stance on whether the embattled mayor should... Read »

Aug 9, 2013

Mayor Bob Filner Recall Efforts Increase

The Recall Mayor Bob Filner campaign is seriously ramping up, with some heavy-hitter political and... Watch »

Aug 8, 2013

Veteran's Group: Filner Sexually Harassed Rape Victims

Veteran's Group: Filner Sexually Harassed Rape Victims

A women’s veterans group claimed San Diego Mayor Bob Filner sexually harassed rape victims and the group... Read »

Aug 8, 2013

Vet Org Launches "Please Resign" Movement

The National Women Veteran Association of America want businesses and women's groups to join them in their... Watch »

Aug 8, 2013

Mayor Filner Seeks Change of Venue

Mayor Filner Seeks Change of Venue

Mayor Bob Filner, facing a lawsuit on sexual harassment charges involving a former employee, has asked for... Read »

Aug 7, 2013

Mayor Filner Seeks Change of Venue

San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner may have asked the citizens of San Diego to be patient while he undergoes... Watch »

Aug 7, 2013

Doc's Note Delays Depo in Filner Scandal

Doc's Note Delays Depo in Filner Scandal

The note provides a flimsy clue into where Mayor Filner has entered a therapy program. Read »

Aug 7, 2013

Mayor's Accuser: I Asked For Help, He Asked for Date

Mayor's Accuser: I Asked For Help, He Asked for Date

A nurse and a U.S. Marine claim San Diego Mayor Bob Filner abused his elected office when he asked for... Read »

Aug 7, 2013

Docs Reveal Turbulence in Mayor’s Office

Docs Reveal Turbulence in Mayor’s Office

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner was approached by his staff about sexual harassment allegations weeks before he... Read »

Aug 6, 2013

Mayor Bob Filner Admits He Needs Help

Mayor Bob Filner's prepared video statement released Thursday, the same day three high-profile allies... Watch »

Aug 5, 2013

Frye: Filner Is Tragically Unsafe

Former City Councilmember Donna Frye raised her voice at a news conference outside City Hall in which she... Watch »

Aug 5, 2013

Filner Accuser Speaks Out

Irene McCormack Jackson, former communication director for Mayor Bob Filner, explains why she's filing... Watch »

Aug 5, 2013

Mayor Bob Filner to Enter Rehab

After an audio interruption, Mayor Bob Filner explains his plan for rehab following several weeks of... Watch »

Aug 5, 2013

Reasons to Recall Filner: Activists

Three organizers of the effort to recall Mayor Bob Filner explain the reasons behind the effort at a... Watch »

Aug 5, 2013

Social Media Buzzes After Mayor Filner Enters Rehab

Social Media Buzzes After Mayor Filner Enters Rehab

The day San Diego Mayor Bob Filner was scheduled to enter a two-week behavior therapy treatment clinic... Read »

Aug 5, 2013

Mayor Filner to Enter Rehab

Mayor Filner to Enter Rehab

San Diego’s City Attorney said his staff is preparing to question San Diego Mayor Bob Filner under oath in... Read »

Aug 5, 2013

New Claim Details Mayor Filner's Relentless Pursuit

New Claim Details Mayor Filner's Relentless Pursuit

A San Diego woman claims embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner wouldn’t leave her alone at a charity... Read »

Aug 4, 2013

Is Mayoral Scandal Causing City Gov't Paralysis?

Is Mayoral Scandal Causing City Gov't Paralysis?

With lack of Mayoral leadership during this upheaval, those running Health Centers of San Diego in City... Read »

Aug 3, 2013

Filner Recall Campaign Strategy Outlined

Filner Recall Campaign Strategy Outlined

Organizers of a campaign to recall Mayor Bob Filner appealed Friday for money and volunteers to get the... Read »

Aug 2, 2013

Filner Recall Campaign Strategy Outlined

Organizers of a campaign to recall Mayor Bob Filner appealed Friday for money and volunteers to get the... Watch »

Aug 2, 2013

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