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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.

MLK Events in San Diego

MLK Events in San Diego

There are several special events planned to honor the holiday. Read »

Jan 21, 2013

SD Fact Check: Public Services

Voice of San Diego asks: Are San Diego's police and fire departments really stretched as thin as Mayor Bob... Watch »

Jan 21, 2013

Fact Check: Police Calls

Scott Lewis and Lisa Halverstadt with the Voice of San Diego looked into a statement made by Mayor... Watch »

Jan 20, 2013

Filner Vetoes Port Commissioner Appointments

Filner Vetoes Port Commissioner Appointments

Mayor Bob Filner has vetoed the appointments to the Port Commission made by the San Diego City Council. Read »

Jan 18, 2013

San Diego Mayor Filner's State of the City

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner delivered his State of the City address tonight.It was the first time since the... Watch »

Jan 16, 2013

Filner Says Chargers Will Stay

In his State of the City address Tuesday Mayor Bob Filner said the Bolts wont bolt. Watch »

Jan 16, 2013

Filner Looks Ahead to City's Recovery in Address

Filner Looks Ahead to City's Recovery in Address

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner delivered his first "State of the City" address Tuesday, giving... Read »

Jan 15, 2013

City on the Mend, Mayor Filner Says

In his State of the City address Mayor Bob Filner began by comparing the city to a sick patient... Watch »

Jan 15, 2013

Mayor to Increase Police Force

Mayor to Increase Police Force

San Diego police officers have high expectations, as Bob Filner assumes his role as chief executive of the... Read »

Jan 15, 2013

Mayor Expected to Increase Police Force

Mayor Bob Filner mentioned in a recent press conference that he would dedicate money from an... Watch »

Jan 15, 2013

Filner to Deliver State of the City

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's first few weeks in office have been bumpier than Watch »

Jan 14, 2013

From Dueling Dems to a United Front

From Dueling Dems to a United Front

Mayor Bob Filner and City Council President Todd Gloria made quite the turnaround in just a week:... Read »

Jan 14, 2013

Filner, Gloria Settle Score

Filner, Gloria Settle Score

It appears Mayor Bob Filner and San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria have settled a spat... Read »

Jan 11, 2013

Mayor Filner: 'Stop Targeting Pot Dispensaries'

Mayor Filner: 'Stop Targeting Pot Dispensaries'

Mayor Bob Filner is asking police to stop targeting pot dispensaries in San Diego. Read »

Jan 11, 2013

Turf War Emerges Between Mayor and Council President

San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith talks to NBC 7 political reporter Gene Cubbison about a tense verbal... Watch »

Jan 9, 2013

232 Charges in South Bay Corruption Case

232 Charges in South Bay Corruption Case

A group of South Bay educators and administrators face more than 200 criminal charges in the... Read »

Jan 8, 2013

Mayor Filner Introduces Core Team

Mayor Filner Introduces Core Team

Newly-elected mayor Bob Filner introduced his key staff members Friday morning. Read »

Jan 8, 2013

Indictments Rain Down Across South Bay

Indictments Rain Down Across South Bay

Court documents reveal more defendants in the District Attorney's South County corruption probe. Read »

Jan 7, 2013

Mayor Filner Introduces Core Team

Newly-elected mayor Bob Filner introduced his key staff members Friday Watch »

Jan 7, 2013

Candidates Jump in Game Of Political Musical Chairs

Candidates Jump in Game Of Political Musical Chairs

The 2012 election cycle may be history, but thanks to the boundless ambition of politicians, another cycle... Read »

Jan 4, 2013

Arrivaderci, Chamber: Sanders Touring Italy

Arrivaderci, Chamber: Sanders Touring Italy

Sanders has now been president and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce for a full month. Read »

Jan 3, 2013

How San Diego's Pension Problems Compare

How San Diego's Pension Problems Compare

San Diego isn't the only city with a pension problem. Here's a look at what the city faces in the... Read »

Jan 3, 2013

Reps. Peters, Vargas Pledge to Work with GOP

Reps. Peters, Vargas Pledge to Work with GOP

The freshmen Congressmen told NBC 7 San Diego they are very optimistic that this new Congress can... Read »

Jan 3, 2013

Local US Reps Split on Fiscal Cliff Vote

Local US Reps Split on Fiscal Cliff Vote

In the political overtime vote on New Year’s Day that pulled the country back from the dreaded... Read »

Jan 2, 2013

San Diego's Top Political Moments of 2012

San Diego's Top Political Moments of 2012

Here are the highlights of a highly political year. Read »

Dec 28, 2012

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