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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.

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

Filner-Sunroad Land Use Deal Draws Justice Dept. Attention

Filner-Sunroad Land Use Deal Draws Justice Dept. Attention

What began as back-room wheeling and dealing at San Diego’s City Hall has now gotten messy enough... Read »

Jul 11, 2013

Wall Street Eyebrows Raised Over Filner, Goldsmith Feud

Wall Street Eyebrows Raised Over Filner, Goldsmith Feud

At what point could the political brinksmanship between Mayor Bob Filner and City Attorney Jan... Read »

Jul 11, 2013

Will Filner-Goldsmith Standoff Delay Business?

Will Filner-Goldsmith Standoff Delay Business?

Is there any limit to how extreme the feud between Mayor Bob Filner and Jan Goldsmith could get? Read »

Jul 11, 2013

Filner: No Quid pro Quo Behind Sunroad Easement

Filner: No Quid pro Quo Behind Sunroad Easement

Mayor Bob Filner's freewheeling style has put him a harsh new spotlight. Read »

Jul 11, 2013

What Will Goldsmith Do About Mayor’s ‘Cruel Act?'

What Will Goldsmith Do About Mayor’s ‘Cruel Act?'

The City Hall power struggle between Mayor Bob Filner and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith continues. Read »

Jul 11, 2013

City Attorney Jan Goldsmith Starts to Push Back

San Diego's mild-mannered city attorney Jan Goldsmith is starting to push back more assertively,... Watch »

Jul 11, 2013

Any Takers for Filner Recall?

Any Takers for Filner Recall?

Bob Filner's harshest critics have an open window to shorten his tenure as mayor. Read »

Jul 11, 2013

Mayor, TMD Cease Fire In Tourism Funding Spat

Mayor, TMD Cease Fire In Tourism Funding Spat

The latest flashpoint in the heated political and financial confrontation between Mayor Bob Filner and San... Read »

Jul 11, 2013

San Diego Strikes Historic Deal with Labor Unions

San Diego Strikes Historic Deal with Labor Unions

The mayor announced a long-awaited deal between the city and its 10,000 employees Read »

Jul 11, 2013

Mayor Vows to Wipe Out La Jolla Bird Stench

Mayor Vows to Wipe Out La Jolla Bird Stench

La Jolla’s jagged coastline is renowned for its natural beauty. Unfortunately, with that beauty comes... Read »

Jul 11, 2013

How to Spend $11M Surplus?

How to Spend $11M Surplus?

While everyone welcomes the windfall not everyone agrees with what's being done with it. Read »

Jul 11, 2013

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