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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.

Watch: Mayoral Candidates Debate

Watch: Mayoral Candidates Debate

The top four candidates vying for the mayor’s seat will take part in a debate Friday at NBC 7. Read »

Nov 16, 2013

Candidates React to Sunroad Easements

Candidates answer a pointed question about the Sunroad easements and the so-called pay-to-play... Watch »

Nov 15, 2013

Special Section Part III, Politically Speaking

The nearly three years that'll be left on Bob Filner's unfinished for a successor likely to be elected in... Watch »

Nov 15, 2013

Special Election Part II, Politically Speaking

We resume our discussion of a hurry-up, special mayoral race that got under way after Bob... Watch »

Nov 15, 2013

Election Clock Ticks for Vote by Mail Option

Election Clock Ticks for Vote by Mail Option

With exactly one week until the special election, the clock ticked Tuesday for San Diegans interested... Read »

Nov 12, 2013

Write-in Candidate Qualifies for Mayoral Election

Write-in Candidate Qualifies for Mayoral Election

A new candidate has emerged in the race for San Diego’s next mayor less than two weeks before the Nov. Read »

Nov 8, 2013

New Firefighters, Lifeguards Without Defined Death Benefits

New Firefighters, Lifeguards Without Defined Death Benefits

City officials say they are waiting for a final determination from the courts on Prop. B's legality before Read »

Nov 5, 2013

Filner Casts Short Shadow in San Diego Mayoral Race

Filner Casts Short Shadow in San Diego Mayoral Race

Filner, the former 10-term congressman, isn't mentioned in debates, in campaign mailers or at pep rallies... Read »

Nov 3, 2013

Bilingual Poll Workers Needed for Special Election

Bilingual Poll Workers Needed for Special Election

With less than three weeks until San Diego’s special mayoral election, the Registrar of Voters (ROV)... Read »

Oct 31, 2013

Gov. Endorses Fletcher; Voting Underway in Mayor's Race

Gov. Endorses Fletcher; Voting Underway in Mayor's Race

Will the governor's endorsement for Republican-turned-Democrat Nathan Fletcher? Read »

Oct 21, 2013

Voting Begins in Special Election

Voting Begins in Special Election

Early voting begins Monday for San Diego's special election to replace disgraced mayor Bob Filner. Read »

Oct 21, 2013

Bob Filner Booked, Released from San Diego Jail

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who pleaded guilty to several criminal charges earlier this week, went... Watch »

Oct 20, 2013

Bob Filner Booked, Released from San Diego Jail

Bob Filner Booked, Released from San Diego Jail

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who pleaded guilty to several criminal charges earlier this week, went... Read »

Oct 20, 2013

How Bob Filner's Felony Conviction Could Be Erased

Former Mayor Bob Filner is now a convicted felon but that embarrassing label might not haunt him for long.... Watch »

Oct 17, 2013

Did Filner Get Special Treatment?

When Bob Filner was arraigned Tuesday, he was able to enter the courthouse through a back Watch »

Oct 17, 2013

Filner Guilty of Criminal Charges

Filner Guilty of Criminal Charges

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, forced to resign in August amid allegations of sexual... Read »

Oct 16, 2013

Accusers React to Filner's Guilty Pleas

Former San Diego mayor Bob Filner pleads guilty to one felony and two misdemeanors. NBC 7's Dave... Watch »

Oct 16, 2013

Leaders React to Filner Guilty Plea

On Tuesday, former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner pleaded guilty to felony false imprisonment and misdemeanor... Watch »

Oct 15, 2013

90 Interviews in Filner Case

90 Interviews in Filner Case

Almost 90 alleged victims or witnesses contacted the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department regarding... Read »

Oct 15, 2013

Filner Pleads Guilty in Court

On October 15, 2013, former Mayor Bob Filner pleaded guilty to one felony count of imprisonment and... Watch »

Oct 15, 2013

SD Sheriff Discusses Filner Investigation

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore discusses the criminal investigation involving former Mayor Bob Filner... Watch »

Oct 15, 2013

Gore: 90 Interviews Conducted in Filner Investigation

Almost 90 alleged victims or witnesses contacted the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department regarding... Watch »

Oct 15, 2013

Bob Filner Statement Following Guilty Plea

Bob Filner Statement Following Guilty Plea

Here is a transcript of the statement offered by attorney Jerry Coughlin. Read »

Oct 15, 2013

Images: Mayor Under Fire

Bob Filner's term as San Diego mayor began Nov. 7, 2012 after his opponent conceded. View »

Oct 15, 2013

Timeline: Mayor Under Fire

Timeline: Mayor Under Fire

Not only does controversy seem to follow San Diego Mayor Bob Filner but at times he appears to court it. Read »

Oct 15, 2013

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