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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.

Filner Apologizes During Sentencing

On Monday, former San Diego mayor Bob Filner was sentenced to three months of house arrest and three years... Watch »

Dec 9, 2013

Can Bob Filner Make a Comeback?

Can Bob Filner Make a Comeback?

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Read »

Dec 9, 2013

Bob Filner's Statement at Sentencing

The former mayor made a statement in court moments before his formal sentencing on three... Watch »

Dec 9, 2013

Key Players in the Mayor Bob Filner Scandal

Key Players in the Mayor Bob Filner Scandal

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is accused of sexually harassing multiple women and has been asked to resign by... Read »

Dec 9, 2013

Can Filner Make a Comeback?

On Monday, disgraced former mayor Bob Filner is scheduled to be sentenced. In October, Filner... Watch »

Dec 9, 2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Allegations

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Allegations

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner resigns amid sexual harassment allegations. Follow NBC 7 News' coverage of the... Read »

Dec 9, 2013

Race for Mayor on Politically Speaking

Here now to analyze the race to replace Bob Filner are two specialists in political strategizing... Watch »

Dec 6, 2013

San Diego Working on Olympics Bid

San Diego Working on Olympics Bid

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to back an exploratory group to host the... Read »

Dec 4, 2013

Alvarez, Fletcher Fight to Face Faulconer

Alvarez, Fletcher Fight to Face Faulconer

City Councilman David Alvarez and former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher are in a tight race to decide... Read »

Nov 20, 2013

Laura Fink Weighs In on Election Day

Laura Fink Weighs In on Election Day

Political consultant Laura Fink weighs in on Election Day with her thoughts on the campaign, the risk she... Read »

Nov 20, 2013

Laura Fink Weighs in On Election Day

Political consultant Laura Fink -- one of the first women to publicly accuse former mayor Bob Filner... Watch »

Nov 19, 2013

Mayoral Election Turnout Downgraded

Mayoral Election Turnout Downgraded

Kevin Faulconer leads precinct polls in Mayoral special election, as voter turnout is downgraded. Read »

Nov 18, 2013

With Election, San Diego Looks To Move Past Scandal

With Election, San Diego Looks To Move Past Scandal

San Diego's special mayoral primary comes just over a year after former U.S. Read »

Nov 18, 2013

Crunch Time: Final Campaign Weekend

Crunch Time: Final Campaign Weekend

The top candidates in San Diego’s mayoral race hit the pavement Saturday to kick off the final... Read »

Nov 16, 2013

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

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