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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.

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 several... 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 reaction... 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 thoughts... 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 two... 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 not... Watch »

Jul 25, 2013

Mayor Filner Appears at Trolley Ceremony

Mayor Filner Appears at Trolley Ceremony

Mayor Filner appeared at groundbreaking ceremony to kick-off construction on the trolley's Blue Line on... Read »

Jul 25, 2013

Filner Appears at Trolley Ceremony

Mayor Bob Filner made a rare public appearance at a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction on... Watch »

Jul 25, 2013

Media Swarm Filner at Appearance

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner smiled and walked past several reporters and television cameras after a public... Watch »

Jul 25, 2013

Execs Jump Ship at Mayor's Lobbying Firm

Execs Jump Ship at Mayor's Lobbying Firm

At least three top executives of Public Policy Strategies, a political consulting and public policy firm,... Read »

Jul 25, 2013

Woman Claims San Diego Mayor Tried to Kiss Her

Woman Claims San Diego Mayor Tried to Kiss Her

On Wednesday, a third victim publicly came forward claiming San Diego Mayor Bob Filner sexually harassed... Read »

Jul 25, 2013

Sexual Harassment vs. Sexual Battery

Sexual Harassment vs. Sexual Battery

Touching someone at work is one of the worst types of sexual harassment, according to one San Diego... Read »

Jul 25, 2013

Mayor Under Fire: Dems Call 2nd Special Meeting

Democrats have called another special meeting Thursday to reconsider whether they will ask Mayor Bob... Watch »

Jul 25, 2013

Mayor Will Not Speak at Benefit

Mayor Will Not Speak at Benefit

Mayor Bob Filner will no longer be a keynote speaker at a benefit for sex assault victims, announced the... Read »

Jul 24, 2013

Second Alleged Victim Describes Filner Incident

Second Alleged Victim Describes Filner Incident

A second alleged victim has come forward claiming San Diego Mayor Bob Filner acted inappropriately toward... Read »

Jul 24, 2013

Second Alleged Victim Describes San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Incident

Political consultant Laura Fink describes an incident involving Mayor Bob Filner. Watch »

Jul 24, 2013

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