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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.

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... Read »

Jul 19, 2013

Politically Speaking: Medical Marijuana

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

Filner Accuser Taking Next Step: Attorney

Filner Accuser Taking Next Step: Attorney

One of the women whose accusations of sexual harassment has prompted calls for San Diego mayor to... Read »

Jul 18, 2013

Filner Recall Effort Gaining Momentum

The movement to recall Mayor Bob Filner is strengthening in the wake of the sexual harrasment allegations... Watch »

Jul 18, 2013

‘Recruitment Rally’ to Kick Off Filner Recall Effort

‘Recruitment Rally’ to Kick Off Filner Recall Effort

A local political activist who’s leading a movement to recall embattled Mayor Bob Filner will advance his... Read »

Jul 18, 2013

Mayor to Speak at Benefit for Sex Assault Victims

Mayor to Speak at Benefit for Sex Assault Victims

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, under fire for allegations of sexual harassment, will no longer be honored at... Read »

Jul 18, 2013

'Recruitment Rally' to Kick Off Filner Recall Efforts

A rally spearheaded by political activist Michael Pallamary, who's leading a movement to recall embattled... Watch »

Jul 17, 2013

Mayor to Speak at Benefit for Sex Assault Victims

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, under fire for allegations of sexual harassment, will no longer be honored at... Watch »

Jul 17, 2013

New Account Reinforces Mayor Filner's Alleged Pattern

New Account Reinforces Mayor Filner's Alleged Pattern

A San Diego woman offers a new account of the allegations of sexual harassment being levied against... Read »

Jul 17, 2013

Filner Fallout: City Emps Get "Special Instructions"

Tonight, we're getting a closer look at the special instructions city employees are getting for... Watch »

Jul 17, 2013

Some First Responders Allowed to Drink & Work

Some First Responders Allowed to Drink & Work

NBC 7’s ITeam examined employment contracts that allow as high as a .04 BAC Read »

Jul 16, 2013

New Account of Mayor Filner's Alleged Pattern

A San Diego woman has come forward to NBC 7, to talk about her own interactions with Mayor Bob Filner. Watch »

Jul 16, 2013

Filner Pushes Back After Accusations

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner pushes back after several days of public accusations of sexual harassment... Watch »

Jul 16, 2013

Mayor Filner: "I'm a Hugger"

Mayor Filner: "I'm a Hugger"

It’s not a good time for the city and not a good time for him personally, Mayor Bob Filner said... Read »

Jul 16, 2013

San Diego Leaders React to Filner Allegations

San Diego Leaders React to Filner Allegations

A compilation of some of the statements and reaction generated by recent allegations made against... Read »

Jul 15, 2013

Mayor Hires Lawyer to Fight Allegations

Mayor Hires Lawyer to Fight Allegations

In a media interview, Mayor Bob Filner revealed he has hired an lawyer to help him fight allegations... Read »

Jul 15, 2013

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