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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 Approved Raises before Leaving Office

Filner Approved Raises before Leaving Office

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner gave staff members big raises the month he resigned from... Read »

Sep 17, 2013

Donna Frye Honored as "Woman of Courage"

Donna Frye Honored as "Woman of Courage"

Former City Councilmember Donna Frye was awarded the Woman of Courage Award. Read »

Sep 17, 2013

Donna Frye Honored with Woman of Courage Award

This is video from the ceremony Monday night. The former City Councilmember advocated electing more women... Watch »

Sep 17, 2013

Mike Aguirre Enters Mayor's Race - Officially

Mike Aguirre Enters Mayor's Race - Officially

The only mayoral contender who's won citywide office in San Diego has just formally announced... Read »

Sep 13, 2013

Interim Mayor Tackles Filner's Unfinished Business

Interim Mayor Tackles Filner's Unfinished Business

San Diego's interim mayor is wasting no time tackling problems and unfinished business inherited from the... Read »

Sep 12, 2013

Interim Mayor Todd Gloria Discusses Homeless Shelters

Interim Mayor Todd Gloria discusses city business left behind by Bob Filner, including the future of... Watch »

Sep 12, 2013

Filner's Ex on Break-Up: 'It's Hurtful'

Filner's Ex on Break-Up: 'It's Hurtful'

Bob Filner’s former fiancée, Bronwyn Ingram, spoke exclusively to NBC 7 on Wednesday about her... Read »

Sep 12, 2013

Frye Recognized as "Woman of Courage"

The woman who helped launch "the beginning of the end" of Bob Filner's mayoral career is now... Watch »

Sep 12, 2013

Bronwyn Ingram NBC 7 Interview

Bronwyn Ingram, once the so-called First Lady of San Diego, spoke with NBC 7 about her failed relationship... Watch »

Sep 12, 2013

Donna Frye Honored for Courage By Women in Politics Activists

Donna Frye Honored for Courage By Women in Politics Activists

The woman who helped launch the beginning of the end of Bob Filner's mayoral career is now... Read »

Sep 11, 2013

Ingram on Break-Up with Filner: Part 2

NBC 7's political reporter Gene Cubbison sits down with Bob Filner's former fiancee, Bronwyn Ingram,... Watch »

Sep 11, 2013

Ingram on Break-Up with Filner: 'It's Hurtful', Part 1

NBC 7's political reporter Gene Cubbison sits down with Bob Filner's former fiancee, Bronwyn Ingram,... Watch »

Sep 11, 2013

Rumors of Filner, Ingram Rekindling Relationship Untrue: Attorney

Rumors of Filner, Ingram Rekindling Relationship Untrue: Attorney

Are former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and his ex-fiancée Bronwyn Ingram back together again? Read »

Sep 10, 2013

Audit Committee Votes to Expand Filner Paris Probe

Kevin Faulconer and the City's Audit Committee voted Monday to expand its investigation into the... Watch »

Sep 9, 2013

City's Investigation into Filner's Charges to Expand

City's Investigation into Filner's Charges to Expand

An expanded investigation will be launched into how the former mayor of San Diego was able to... Read »

Sep 9, 2013

Saldaña Addresses Labor Council Decision

Saldaña Addresses Labor Council Decision

Saldaña said she's forging ahead after another candidate was endorsed by the San Diego and... Read »

Sep 8, 2013

Lori Saldaña Joins Mayoral Race

Lori Saldaña Joins Mayoral Race

Former assemblywoman Lori Saldaña is joining the race for San Diego Mayor, the City Clerk’s... Read »

Sep 6, 2013

Who's Running for San Diego Mayor?

Who's Running for San Diego Mayor?

The field of potential mayoral candidates is so packed, interim mayor and City Council President... Read »

Sep 3, 2013

Gloria, DeMaio Plan Mayoral Campaign Announcements

Gloria, DeMaio Plan Mayoral Campaign Announcements

San Diego's special-election race for mayor figures to widen Tuesday with the addition of two... Read »

Sep 2, 2013

Todd Gloria's First Weekend as Interim Mayor

Todd Gloria's First Weekend as Interim Mayor

Saturday was Todd Gloria's first full day as San Diego's interim mayor after Bob Filner's... Read »

Sep 2, 2013

Todd Gloria's First Full Day as Interim Mayor

Saturday was Todd Gloria's first full day as interim mayor after Bob Filner's resignation became official... Watch »

Sep 1, 2013

San Diegans Say Farewell to Filner

On Mayor Bob Filner's final day in office, NBC 7's Steven Luke spoke to a few San Diegans who said goodbye... Watch »

Sep 1, 2013

Former City Attorney Mike Aguirre to Run for Mayor

Former City Attorney Mike Aguirre to Run for Mayor

NBC 7 has learned that former San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre will throw his hat into the ring as... Read »

Aug 31, 2013

Interim Mayor Gloria: 'It's a New Day'

Interim Mayor Gloria: 'It's a New Day'

At 5 p.m. sharp on Friday, embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will be officially stripped of his title... Read »

Aug 31, 2013

Recap of Filner's Final Day in Office

August 30, 2013, marked the end of embattled Mayor Bob Filner's tumultuous term in office. Watch »

Aug 31, 2013

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