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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.

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

Can the Mayor Really Change With Treatment?

Mayor Bob Filner says he’ll enter an intensive therapy program beginning Aug. Watch »

Jul 26, 2013

4 More Filner Accusers Go Public

4 More Filner Accusers Go Public

Four more prominent San Diego women came forward Thursday evening accusing embattled... Read »

Jul 26, 2013

Reaction to Rehab for Embattled Mayor Filner

Reaction to Rehab for Embattled Mayor Filner

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner announces he'll enter two-week rehab to correct his behavior and the... Read »

Jul 26, 2013

Local Leaders React to Filner's Break

San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria and City Council member Lori Zapf talk about their... Watch »

Jul 26, 2013

Who's in Charge of San Diego?

Who's in Charge of San Diego?

Now that San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has made plans to enter a behavioral counseling treatment for... Read »

Jul 26, 2013

5 Awkward Press Conferences from Political Sex Scandals

5 Awkward Press Conferences from Political Sex Scandals

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner raised eyebrows on Friday when, instead of announcing his resignation, he told... Read »

Jul 26, 2013

Mayor Filner Snoozes in SANDAG Meeting

Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner sleeps through a meeting Friday, several hours before he announced he... Watch »

Jul 26, 2013

Filner Statement Take 1

Mayor Bob Filner makes a statement Friday, announcing he will enter rehab and then the microphone stopped... Watch »

Jul 26, 2013

Fellow Dems Ask Filner to Resign

One week after voting to support the mayor and wait for the process to play out, fellow Democrats decided... Watch »

Jul 26, 2013

San Diego Dems Will Ask Filner to Resign

San Diego Dems Will Ask Filner to Resign

In light of the most recent allegations of sexual harassment involving embattled Mayor Bob Filner, the San... Read »

Jul 26, 2013

Women Cannot Meet With Mayor Alone: Attorney

The city attorney's office requested the temporary rule calling it a legal obligation that women are... Watch »

Jul 25, 2013

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