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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 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

Watch: Bob Filner Pleads Guilty in Court

Former San Diego mayor Bob Filner admits to felony imprisonment and battery charges in court Watch »

Oct 15, 2013

Filner Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges

On October 15, 2013, former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner pleaded guilty to three criminal charges:... Watch »

Oct 15, 2013

County Grand Jury Probe Targets Ex-Mayor Filner

County Grand Jury Probe Targets Ex-Mayor Filner

Former Mayor Bob Filner may face more legal problems. Aside from a civil sexual harassment suit,... Read »

Oct 5, 2013

Candidates Respond to Sexual Harassment Survey

Candidates Respond to Sexual Harassment Survey

Former Mayor Bob Filner resigned after an avalanche of sexual harassment claims came to light,... Read »

Oct 4, 2013

Mayoral Candidates Respond to Sexual Harassment Survey

The Bob Filner scandal left many people wondering why no information about Filner's misconduct had... Watch »

Oct 4, 2013

Filner Faces County Grand Jury Probe

Former Mayor Bob Filner's legal problems appear to be multiplying. Aside from a civil sexual... Watch »

Oct 4, 2013

Barrio Logan Plan Update Faces Referendum Drive

Barrio Logan Plan Update Faces Referendum Drive

The emotional battle over the future of Barrio Logan may wind up going into overtime. Read »

Oct 3, 2013

A San Diego-Tijuana Olympic Bid Has "Zero Percent Chance"

A San Diego-Tijuana Olympic Bid Has "Zero Percent Chance"

San Diego may join forces with Tijuana to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and will ask former... Read »

Oct 2, 2013

Chamber, Politicos Head to D.C. For Capital Lobbying Mission

Chamber, Politicos Head to D.C. For Capital Lobbying Mission

Are the citizens of San Diego County getting enough love from Uncle Sam? Read »

Sep 27, 2013

Filner Whistleblowers Speak to NBC 7

The three civic activists who first demanded the resignation of former mayor Bob Filner spoke extensivley... Watch »

Sep 24, 2013

Faulconer to Enter Mayoral Race

Faulconer to Enter Mayoral Race

NBC 7 has confirmed San Diego City Councilmember Kevin Faulconer will announce Wednesday his run... Read »

Sep 23, 2013

Fletcher Jumps Out in Front Of Early Mayoral Jockeying

Fletcher Jumps Out in Front Of Early Mayoral Jockeying

The biggest name in San Diego's mayoral race so far is now off to a blazing start, racking up endorsements... Read »

Sep 23, 2013

Fletcher Gains Endorsements, Alvarez Joins Mayoral Race

Fletcher Gains Endorsements, Alvarez Joins Mayoral Race

San Diego City Councilmember David Alvarez is running for mayor. Fletcher picks up endorsements... Read »

Sep 23, 2013

Mayoral Race Grows to Potential Record-Sized Field

Mayoral Race Grows to Potential Record-Sized Field

A second San Diego City Councilmember has now become an official candidate for mayor. Read »

Sep 23, 2013

Name Recognition in Reach for Mayoral Candidate Coons

Name Recognition in Reach for Mayoral Candidate Coons

Fighting City Hall-- and winning-- could give Bruce Coons a boost in the mayoral race. Read »

Sep 23, 2013

SD Mayoral Candidates Roll On Big-Bucks, Bandwagons

SD Mayoral Candidates Roll On Big-Bucks, Bandwagons

For all the emphasis San Diego's leading mayoral candidates are putting on ‘message’, the key to... Read »

Sep 19, 2013

Closer Look: Filner Staff Raises

Interim Mayor Todd Gloria says at least seven staffers in Bob Filner's administration received... Watch »

Sep 18, 2013

Frye's Resignation Letter Hints at Scandal

Frye's Resignation Letter Hints at Scandal

In a resignation letter to former mayor Bob Filner’s then-chief of staff, Donna Frye raised... Read »

Sep 18, 2013

Saldaña: "Alvarez Is Running for Mayor, I Am Not"

Saldaña: "Alvarez Is Running for Mayor, I Am Not"

Former Assemblymember Lori Saldaña announced she is throwing her support behind mayoral candidate... Read »

Sep 18, 2013

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