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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 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Watch »

Aug 2, 2013

Is the Mayoral Scandal Causing City Gov't Paralysis?

The scandal surrounding Mayor Bob Filner has been called a "civic nightmare," but is it causing... Watch »

Aug 2, 2013

Marilyn Monroe Look-alike Claims Filner Groped Her: Report

Marilyn Monroe Look-alike Claims Filner Groped Her: Report

A San Diego Marilyn Monroe impersonator claims Bob Filner held her tightly and grabbed her buttocks... Read »

Aug 2, 2013

Mayor Filner Recall Efforts Join Forces

Mayor Filner Recall Efforts Join Forces

Three local activists leading the effort to recall embattled Mayor Bob Filner are now joining forces. Land Read »

Aug 2, 2013

Mayor Filner Canceled Sex Harassment Training: Report

Mayor Filner Canceled Sex Harassment Training: Report

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's office canceled a scheduled new employee and management sex... Read »

Aug 2, 2013

"Daily Show": Filner Scandal Broke the "Eww-o-Meter"

"Daily Show": Filner Scandal Broke...

Interim "Daily Show" host John Oliver said San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's sexual... Read »

Aug 1, 2013

Exclusive: Sanders on Filner Scandal: "Reprehensible"

Exclusive: Sanders on Filner Scandal: "Reprehensible"

Former mayor Jerry Sanders says he knows other women who could accuse Filner of improprieties, but aren't... Read »

Aug 1, 2013

Filner Says He’ll Pay for Paris Trip

Filner Says He’ll Pay for Paris Trip

Embattled Mayor Bob Filner released a statement Wednesday saying he plans to pay for a controversial trip... Read »

Jul 31, 2013

Filner Never Received Sexual Harassment Training: Lawyer

Filner Never Received Sexual Harassment Training: Lawyer

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has never received sexual harassment training, said his lawyer in a letter... Read »

Jul 31, 2013

Former Mayor Discusses Filner Scandal

Former mayor Jerry Sanders talks to NBC 7 reporter Gene Cubbison exclusively about the scandal surrounding... Watch »

Jul 31, 2013

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