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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.

Caught on Video: Thieves Steal Flock of Seagulls' Tour Van

Caught on Video: Thieves Steal Flock of Seagulls' Tour Van

Surveillance video captured the theft outside a Downey, Calif. hotel before the thieves drove so far... Read »

Jul 23, 2013

Mayor Under Fire: Alleged Victim Details Sex Harassment

Mayor Under Fire: Alleged Victim Details Sex Harassment

A former employee of San Diego’s mayor stepped forward Monday claiming she was forced to resign after she... Read »

Jul 23, 2013

Filner Responds to Harassment Lawsuit

Filner Responds to Harassment Lawsuit

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner released a statement Monday evening, responding to the lawsuit filed against... Read »

Jul 23, 2013

Who Are Still Filner's Allies?

Will a harassment lawsuit filed by his former communication director rob Mayor Bob Filner of political... Watch »

Jul 22, 2013

Council Members Vow to Examine Mayor

In light of sexual harassment allegations, city council members announced they're going to take a closer... Watch »

Jul 22, 2013

Filner's Alleged Victim Speaks Out

Several weeks after allegations of sexual harassment in the office of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner were... Watch »

Jul 22, 2013

City Attorney Goldsmith Responds to Filner Lawsuit

City Attorney Goldsmith Responds to Filner Lawsuit

San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith responds to a lawsuit filed against the city and Mayor Bob Filner Read »

Jul 22, 2013

City Council: People's Work to Be Done

City Council: People's Work to Be Done

San Diego’s leaders want to send the message to their constituents that despite a scandal surrounding the... Read »

Jul 22, 2013

Mayor Filner Avoids Questions

Mayor Bob Filner was in City Heights Saturday for a designation ceremony. Obviously there are some tough... Watch »

Jul 22, 2013

Mayor Under Fire: Next Steps?

NBC 7's Marianne Kushi with guests Scott Lewis, Carl Luna and Bob Schuman discuss the next steps in the... Watch »

Jul 21, 2013

Filner Avoids Questions at Public Appearance

Mayor Bob Filner appeared at an event in Little Saigon on Saturday afternoon, but refused to answer any... Watch »

Jul 20, 2013

City Outlines Harassment Policy

City Outlines Harassment Policy

The memo outlines the resources available to employees who believe the City’s EEO policies have been... Read »

Jul 19, 2013

Rally Held to Recruit Volunteers for Filner Recall Movement

A rally was held Friday to recruit volunteers for a movement to recall Mayor Bob Filner. Watch »

Jul 19, 2013

Residents Sound Off On Filner Allegations

NBC 7's Rory Devine looks into the seriousness of the allegations against Mayor Bob Filner, and speaks... Watch »

Jul 19, 2013

Victim Hotline Opened in Mayor Scandal

Victim Hotline Opened in Mayor Scandal

Should there be a criminal investigation into the allegations of sexual harassment surrounding Mayor Bob... Read »

Jul 19, 2013

Politically Speaking: Medical Marijuana

A high level summit was attended by Mayor Bob Filner and U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy. Watch »

Jul 19, 2013

Mayor Under Fire: Politically Speaking

Scott Lewis, Carl Luna and Bob Schuman discuss the controversy surrounding Mayor Bob Filner. Watch »

Jul 19, 2013

Ex-Emp "Hugely Disappointed" in Filner

Ex-Emp "Hugely Disappointed" in Filner

A former employee of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner who once served as his second-in-command “never would have... Read »

Jul 19, 2013

Filner's Precinct Ready for Facts

There was one area of our city once where Bob Filner enjoyed enormous voter support. Watch »

Jul 19, 2013

San Diegans Rally in Support of Filner

On Thursday, July 17, a group of San Diegans rallied outside City Hall in support of embattled Mayor Bob... Watch »

Jul 19, 2013

Filner's "Airport Rage" Similar to Allegations: Victim

Filner's "Airport Rage" Similar to Allegations: Victim

A woman who filed assault charges against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner six years ago spoke exclusively to... Read »

Jul 19, 2013

Dems Split on Filner, But Won't Ask Him to Resign

Dems Split on Filner, But Won't Ask Him to Resign

The San Diego County Democratic Central committee is meeting Thursday evening to discuss the allegations... Read »

Jul 19, 2013

Power Players Meet to Pick Recall Candidate

Power Players Meet to Pick Recall Candidate

Several of the region's top Democratic elected officials held a meeting Sunday evening in the Golden Hill... Read »

Jul 18, 2013

Local Activist Stands Behind Filner

Local Activist Stands Behind Filner

While local leaders are calling for Mayor Bob Filner to resign in the wake of numerous sexual harassment... Read »

Jul 18, 2013

Mayor Filner: ‘Forward With City Business’

Mayor Filner: ‘Forward With City Business’

Embattled Mayor Bob Filner released a short statement – and photo collage – Thursday letting the City... Read »

Jul 18, 2013

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