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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.

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

Mayor Filner Sounds Off on President, Leading Dems

Mayor Filner Sounds Off on President, Leading Dems

San Diego's mayor is now back in the news in Washington, D.C. -- making headlines for critical... Read »

Dec 28, 2012

Mayor Filner Sounds Off on President, Leading Dems

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is making political headlines in Washington, D.C., for his critical... Watch »

Dec 27, 2012

SD Fact Check: City Hall's Empty Fourth Floor

In this episode of San Diego Fact Check, Voice of San Diego looked at the claim Mayor Bob Filner... Watch »

Dec 23, 2012

An Officer at Every School: Is it Possible?

An Officer at Every School: Is it Possible?

The safety of San Diego’s schools was thrown into question by the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School... Read »

Dec 22, 2012

Filner to Halt North Park Street Project

Filner to Halt North Park Street Project

Mayor Bob Filner is going to halt a controversial street project that is causing an uproar in one... Read »

Dec 20, 2012

Stay Stingy, San Diego: Filner

Stay Stingy, San Diego: Filner

Despite the sunny budget projections of former Mayor Jerry Sanders, San Diego could be looking at a... Read »

Dec 20, 2012

Filner’s First Ordinance to Create Foreclosure Registry

Filner’s First Ordinance to Create Foreclosure Registry

Mayor Bob Filner signed his first ordinance as mayor Tuesday in what he said was a promise kept to... Read »

Dec 18, 2012

SDPD Steps Up Presence at Local Schools

SDPD Steps Up Presence at Local Schools

San Diego police officers have stepped up their presence at campuses around the city. Read »

Dec 17, 2012

Mayor Filner Announces Emergency Plan

Mayor Bob Filner assembled experts and law enforcement officials Monday to discuss an emergency plan... Watch »

Dec 17, 2012

Donna Frye on Open Government

Former councilwoman Donna Frye will head Mayor Bob Filner's Open Government Watch »

Dec 14, 2012

SDUSD, Sweetwater Boardmembers Sworn in

SDUSD, Sweetwater Boardmembers Sworn in

Two of San Diego's biggest school districts turned a page Monday night, swearing in new and... Read »

Dec 10, 2012

Filner: 'Skate se Puede'

Filner: 'Skate se Puede'

New San Diego Mayor Bob Filner called his appearance Thursday at a rally for a skate park in City Heights... Read »

Dec 10, 2012

Mayor Lights Grand Menorah for Hanukkah

Mayor Lights Grand Menorah for Hanukkah

A ceremonial lighting at Belmont Park, led by the Chabad of Pacific Beach, helped mark the beginning... Read »

Dec 10, 2012

Filner Fiance also a Public Servant

Bob Filner and fiance Bronwyn Ingram are on the same wavelength when it comes to approaching... Watch »

Dec 7, 2012

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