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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.

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

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... 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... 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... 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... Watch »

Jul 13, 2013

Filner Resumes Public Duties

Mayor Bob Filner appeared at a board meeting of the San Diego Association of Governments Friday... Watch »

Jul 12, 2013

Filner Won't Attend SD Pride Fest

Filner Won't Attend SD Pride Fest

Embattled Mayor Bob Filner won't be attending this year's San Diego Pride celebration amid all the trouble... Read »

Jul 12, 2013

Filner's Chief of Staff Resigns

Filner's Chief of Staff Resigns

The chief of staff for San Diego Mayor Bob Filner resigned on Friday afternoon. Read »

Jul 12, 2013

More Leaders Call for Filner's Resignation

Democratic leaders Toni Atkins and Lorena Gonzalez spoke out Friday, calling for Mayor Bob Filner... Watch »

Jul 12, 2013

Filner: Effective After Personal Setback?

After seven months of generating political 'high drama' as San Diego's mayor Bob Filner is now... Watch »

Jul 12, 2013

No Sexual Harassment Claims Filed Against Filner

No Sexual Harassment Claims Filed Against Filner

The San Diego City Attorney's office confirmed Friday no official claim has been filed... Read »

Jul 12, 2013

Mayor's Apology Not Enough: Former Allies

Mayor's Apology Not Enough: Former Allies

The three former allies of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner say they still want him to resign from office as... Read »

Jul 12, 2013

San Diego Mayor Admits "I Need Help"

San Diego Mayor Admits "I Need Help"

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner released a statement on Thursday afternoon apologizing to city residents,... Read »

Jul 12, 2013

Councilmember Myrtle Cole's Statement

Councilmember Myrtle Cole's Statement

San Diego City Councilmember Myrtle Cole issued the following comments Read »

Jul 12, 2013

Local Dems Supportive of Mayor Filner

Local Dems Supportive of Mayor Filner

San Diego County Democratic Party Chair said Mayor Filner must be held accountable on his promise... Read »

Jul 12, 2013

Filner Latest In String of Embattled San Diego Mayors

Filner Latest In String of Embattled San Diego Mayors

He's only been in office for seven months, and combative San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is already fighting to... Read »

Jul 12, 2013

"Numerous" Women Harassed by Mayor: Attorney

Attorney Marco Gonzalez said he has clients who have been sexually harassed by Mayor Bob Filner at a news... Watch »

Jul 11, 2013

"Numerous" Women Harassed by Mayor: Attorney

"Numerous" Women Harassed by Mayor: Attorney

Three high-profile San Diegans described sexual harassment allegations involving “numerous”... Read »

Jul 11, 2013

Donna Frye Calls for Filner's Resignation

In an emotional statement, Donna Frye called the decision to write a letter to friend Bob Filner one... Watch »

Jul 11, 2013

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