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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.

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SD Mayors Fly Through “Top Gun” in Parody Video

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Apr 4, 2014

Grand Jury Suggests Ballot Measure to Ammend Charter: Report

Grand Jury Suggests Ballot Measure to Ammend Charter: Report

The county grand jury is proposing a change that would make it easier to remove elected officials. Read »

Mar 14, 2014

Hannah Anderson Still in Therapy: Grandmother

Hannah Anderson Still in Therapy: Grandmother

The grandmother of Hannah Anderson is going public with her feeling about the media’s coverage of... Read »

Mar 6, 2014

San Diego Race for Mayor

San Diego Race for Mayor

Coverage of the Feb. 11, 2014 SSpecial Election to replace former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner who resigned... Read »

Mar 6, 2014

Kevin Faulconer Sworn in as San Diego Mayor

Kevin Faulconer Sworn in as San Diego Mayor

Kevin Faulconer took the oath of office Monday, becoming the mayor of San Diego months after a sex scandal... Read »

Mar 3, 2014

Zoning Issue to Close Kid Ventures in Bay Ho

Zoning Issue to Close Kid Ventures in Bay Ho

One of San Diego’s most popular indoor play space is facing closure due to a city zoning issue. Read »

Mar 1, 2014

ID of Campaign Finance Scandal Informant Revealed

ID of Campaign Finance Scandal Informant Revealed

NBC7 Investigates has confirmed that a former fundraiser for both ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and... Read »

Feb 28, 2014

San Diego Police Chief Steps Down

San Diego Police Chief Steps Down

San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne is stepping down from his job as top cop. Read »

Feb 26, 2014

Timeline: Medical Marijuana in San Diego

Timeline: Medical Marijuana in San Diego

A look at the 17 years since Prop 215 was passed. Read »

Feb 25, 2014

House Arrest for Millionaire Charged in Campaign Scandal

House Arrest for Millionaire Charged in Campaign Scandal

The Mexican multi-millionaire accused of funneling thousands of dollars into San Diego political campaigns... Read »

Feb 24, 2014

City to Honor Filner Accuser

City to Honor Filner Accuser

A great-grandmother claims San Diego Mayor Bob Filner kissed her on her lips, repeatedly asked her out and... Read »

Feb 21, 2014

Mexican Multi-Millionaire Charged in Campaign Finance Scandal

Mexican Multi-Millionaire Charged in Campaign Finance Scandal

A Mexican businessman and multi-millionaire, accused of funneling more than $500,000 into political local... Read »

Feb 20, 2014

Faulconer Preps for New Job

Faulconer Preps for New Job

San Diego's new mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer speaks with NBC 7's Gene Cubbison about his plans for the city... Read »

Feb 15, 2014

Kevin Faulconer Elected New Mayor

Kevin Faulconer Elected New Mayor

It appears Kevin Faulconer will be San Diego's next mayor. Just before midnight, his opponent... Read »

Feb 12, 2014

Faulconer Wins Special Election

NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports on the outcome of San Diego's special election to replace former mayor... Watch »

Feb 12, 2014

Chargers Will Seek Faulconer's Backing for Stadium

Chargers Will Seek Faulconer's Backing for Stadium

The San Diego Chargers are eager to resume their long, winding push for a new stadium now that Republican... Read »

Feb 12, 2014

McCormack Jackson: ‘Together, We Made a Difference’

McCormack Jackson: ‘Together, We Made a Difference’

The woman who reached a $250,000 settlement with the City of San Diego in a civil lawsuit involving former... Read »

Feb 11, 2014

Irene McCormack Jackson Discusses Filner Settlement

Irene McCormack Jackson, the woman who reached a $250,000 settlement with the City of San Diego in a civil... Watch »

Feb 11, 2014

Ex-Filner Employee: "I'm Glad It's Over"

Attorney Gloria Allred and her client, former communications director for Bob Filner Irene... Watch »

Feb 11, 2014

Decision 2014: SoundDiego's Special Edition

Decision 2014: SoundDiego's Special Edition

Both San Diego mayoral candidates weigh in with their music tastes -- for some voters, that's all... Read »

Feb 11, 2014

City Settles Filner Civil Suit for $250K

City Settles Filner Civil Suit for $250K

The City has announced it has reached a settlement in the civil case involving former Mayor Bob Filner. Read »

Feb 11, 2014

Settlement Prompts Collective Sigh of Relief

NBC 7's Dave Summers reports on the settlement announcement in the civil suit involving the City of... Watch »

Feb 11, 2014

San Diego Police Training Against Misconduct Examined

San Diego Police Training Against Misconduct Examined

It’s been a tough time for the San Diego Police Department, and despite efforts to make changes, it... Read »

Feb 10, 2014

City Settles Filner Suit

The city announced the settlement of a lawsuit filed by the woman who first publically accused... Watch »

Feb 10, 2014

Trial Date Set in Filner Civil Suit

Trial Date Set in Filner Civil Suit

A trial date has been set for the sexual harassment lawsuit against former Mayor Bob Filner and the... Read »

Feb 10, 2014

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