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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.

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

Jerry Sanders Discusses Filner Scandal

Former mayor Jerry Sanders discusses the ongoing scandal of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. Watch »

Jul 31, 2013

Filner Cancels ‘Meet the Mayor’ Hours for August

Filner Cancels ‘Meet the Mayor’ Hours for August

Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has decided to cancel his monthly open office hours in August,... Read »

Jul 31, 2013

Conan O’Brien Takes on Weiner, Filner Sex Scandals

Conan O’Brien Takes on Weiner, Filner Sex Scandals

Conan O’Brien took on sex scandals on both coasts Tuesday with a bit on who was more... Read »

Jul 31, 2013

Mayor Filner Faces Dueling Recall Efforts

Mayor Filner Faces Dueling Recall Efforts

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner faces not one, but two recall efforts. Filner announced Friday he would... Read »

Jul 31, 2013

Woman Claims Mayor Bob Filner Kissed Her

Woman Claims Mayor Bob Filner Kissed Her

On Monday afternoon an eighth alleged victim publicly came forward claiming Mayor Bob Filner... Read »

Jul 31, 2013

San Diego Won't Pay Mayor's Legal Fees

San Diego Won't Pay Mayor's Legal Fees

The San Diego City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to refuse to pay for Mayor Bob Filner's legal fees in... Read »

Jul 31, 2013

San Diego City Council Sues Mayor Bob Filner

San Diego City Council Sues Mayor Bob Filner

The San Diego City Council has voted to sue Read »

Jul 31, 2013

Mayor Filner's Chief of Staff Appears on National TV

Mayor Filner's Chief of Staff Appears on National TV

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's new Chief of Staff appeared on national television Tuesday to address... Read »

Jul 31, 2013

Lee Burdick Appears on National TV

Mayor Bob Filner's Chief of Staff Lee Burdick appears on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show on Tuesday,... Watch »

Jul 31, 2013

$4.1M Awarded to UCSD Student "Forgotten by DEA"

$4.1M Awarded to UCSD Student "Forgotten by DEA"

The U.S. government will pay $4.1 million to avoid a lawsuit against federal agents who forgot about a UC... Read »

Jul 31, 2013

Sex Behavior Expert: Mayor Filner's 2-Week Treatment Unrealistic

Sex Behavior Expert: Mayor Filner's 2-Week Treatment Unrealistic

The idea that San Diego Mayor Bob Filner can cure himself of alleged inappropriate sexual behavior... Read »

Jul 31, 2013

San Diego City Council Sues Mayor Bob Filner

The San Diego City Council announced they are suing Mayor Bob Filner to pay all damages if he is... Watch »

Jul 30, 2013

Workplace Expert Reacts to Filner Therapy

Kit Goldman from Workplace Training Network, Inc. talks about possible implications for Mayor Bob Filner. Watch »

Jul 30, 2013

Filner Scandal Takes National Spotlight

The scandal involving San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and allegations of sexual harassment has made... Watch »

Jul 30, 2013

Politically Speaking: Alleged Filner Victims

Voice of San Diego's Liam Dillon talks about the first and most prominent accuser of Mayor Bob... Watch »

Jul 30, 2013

Mayor Filner Asks San Diego to Pay Legal Fees

Mayor Filner Faces Dueling Recall Efforts

The formal process of recalling San Diego's mayor from office is now gaining momentum as Bob Filner shrugs... Watch »

Jul 29, 2013

Dueling Filner Recalls May Slow Process

Activist Michael Pallamary and Publisher Stampp Corbin have both set up campaigns to recall Mayor... Watch »

Jul 29, 2013

Feinstein Calls for San Diego Mayor’s Resignation

Feinstein Calls for San Diego Mayor’s Resignation

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein is the latest Democrat to call for the resignation of San Diego Mayor Bob... Read »

Jul 29, 2013

Movement to Recall Filner Underway

Movement to Recall Filner Underway

A San Diego LGBT activist is leading a movement to recall embattled Mayor Bob Filner -- right on the heels... Read »

Jul 28, 2013

Movement to Recall Filner Underway

A local LGBT activist is leading a movement to recall embattled Mayor Bob Filner -- right on the heels of... Watch »

Jul 27, 2013

Mayor Filner to Enter Rehab

Mayor Filner to Enter Rehab

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner announced he will undergo intensive therapy for two weeks following... Read »

Jul 27, 2013

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