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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.

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

Mayor’s Alleged Victims Did Not Report Behavior

Mayor’s Alleged Victims Did Not Report Behavior

An attorney who alleges “numerous” women were sexually harassed by San Diego Mayor Bob Filner told NBC... Read »

Jul 11, 2013

Statement from Congressman Scott Peters on Filner Allegations

Statement from Congressman Scott Peters on Filner Allegations

Congressman Scott Peters issued this statement on the allegations of sexual harassment levied against San... Read »

Jul 11, 2013

City Council Pres. Todd Gloria Statement

City Council Pres. Todd Gloria Statement

Statement from San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria on the recent sexual harassment... Read »

Jul 11, 2013

Filner Refuses to Address Allegations

Filner Refuses to Address Allegations

In an exclusive interview, Mayor Filner refused to address the whirlwind of allegations about... Read »

Jul 11, 2013

Former Filner Ally Asks Mayor to Resign

Former Filner Ally Asks Mayor to Resign

In a letter obtained by NBC 7 News, a former ally of Mayor Bob Filner asks him to resign because he... Read »

Jul 11, 2013

What Now for Mayor After Fiancée's Departure?

What Now for Mayor After Fiancée's Departure?

Mayor Bob Filner is now the subject of speculation over what impact his broken engagement might have... Read »

Jul 11, 2013

Mayor Filner No Longer Engaged

Mayor Filner No Longer Engaged

Looks like San Diego has a new eligible bachelor: Mayor Bob Filner’s fiancé Bronwyn Ingram has ended their... Read »

Jul 11, 2013

Mayor Bob Filner Takes on Jack in the Box

Mayor Bob Filner Takes on Jack in the Box

There’s a burger battle brewing with Mayor Bob Filner taking on Jack in the Box on behalf of the... Read »

Jul 11, 2013

Details of Filner's France Trip Still Not Clear

Details of Filner's France Trip Still Not Clear

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner still refuses to provide the cost of a special trip he took to Paris last week,... Read »

Jul 11, 2013

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