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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.

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

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 step... 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 the... 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 dealing... 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 and... 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 Monday... 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 San... 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 of... Read »

Jul 15, 2013

Frye to Filner: "This Is Not Normal"

Frye to Filner: "This Is Not Normal"

Inappropriate behavior by San Diego Mayor Bob Filner ranged from isolating and propositioning constituents... Read »

Jul 15, 2013

Bob Filner Caused This Problem: Frye

Donna Frye ends Monday's news conference by raising her voice and saying she feels Mayor Bob Filner has... Watch »

Jul 15, 2013

Filner: "I'm Not Going to Resign and Here's Why..."

Filner: "I'm Not Going to Resign and Here's Why..."

Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner refused to resign Monday and demanded his right of due process. Read »

Jul 15, 2013

Filner Makes Surprise Appearance at SD Pride

Filner Makes Surprise Appearance at SD Pride

NBC 7 spoke exclusively with embattled Mayor Bob Filner Sunday when he made a surprise appearance and the... Read »

Jul 15, 2013

Filner Makes Surprise Appearance at SD Pride

Embattled Mayor Bob Filner made a surprise appearance at the 2013 San Diego LGBT Pride celebration on... Watch »

Jul 14, 2013

Political Activist Leads Movement to Recall Filner

Political Activist Leads Movement to Recall Filner

Mayor Bob Filner’s former allies have called for his resignation all week long. Read »

Jul 14, 2013

Democratic Leaders Call for Filner's Resignation

Democratic Leaders Call for Filner's Resignation

California Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins has called for Mayor Bob Filner to resign or declare his... Read »

Jul 13, 2013

City Leaders Call on Filner to Resign

Democratic leaders Toni Atkins, Lorena Gonzalez and others publicly urged Mayor Bob Filner to resign... Watch »

Jul 13, 2013

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