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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.

Gloria Allred, Accusers Celebrate Final Day

Gloria Allred, Accusers Celebrate Final Day

On San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s last official day in office, some of his accusers, as well as high-profile... Read »

Aug 30, 2013

Gloria Allred, Accusers Celebrate Filner's Last Day

On San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s last official day in office, some of his accusers, as well as high-profile... Watch »

Aug 30, 2013

Mayor Filner's Last Day in Office

NBC 7's Elena Gomez previews what's expected on Friday, Aug. 30 - the last day of Mayor Bob Filner's term... Watch »

Aug 30, 2013

Filner Accuser: "He Violated My Space"

Filner Accuser: "He Violated My Space"

Yet another woman has come forward claiming embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner touched... Read »

Aug 29, 2013

San Diego Sets Mayoral Special Election Date

San Diego Sets Mayoral Special Election Date

The San Diego City Council unanimously voted to hold the special mayoral election on Tuesday, Read »

Aug 29, 2013

Recall Organizers Celebrate Filner's Resignation

Volunteers who organized a recall effort against Mayor Bob FIlner celebrated in Kearny Mesa... Watch »

Aug 29, 2013

Filner Recall Organizers Gather to Celebrate

Filner Recall Organizers Gather to Celebrate

The leaders and volunteers behind the Recall Bob Filner movement gathered Wednesday evening for a victory... Read »

Aug 28, 2013

Will Acting Mayor in Waiting Campaign While Governing?

Will Acting Mayor in Waiting Campaign While Governing?

For the man who will become San Diego’s acting mayor shortly after 5 p.m. Friday, the next 12... Read »

Aug 28, 2013

Will Acting Mayor in Waiting Campaign While Governing?

For Todd Gloria, the man who will become San Diego’s acting mayor shortly after 5 p.m. Friday, the next 12 Watch »

Aug 28, 2013

Mayoral Special Election Date Determined

The San Diego City Council has unanimously voted to hold the special mayoral election on Tuesday, Nov. 19, Watch »

Aug 28, 2013

Filner Accuser: 'He Violated My Space'

NBC 7's Lea Sutton speaks with Marilyn McGaughy, the latest woman to come forward claiming San Diego Mayor... Watch »

Aug 28, 2013

DeMaio Confronts City Hall Bathroom Rumors

DeMaio Confronts City Hall Bathroom Rumors

Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio called a news report accusing him of masturbating in a San... Read »

Aug 28, 2013

DeMaio Confronts City Hall Bathroom Rumors

In the midst of the Bob Filner scandal, former mayoral candidate and current congressional candidate Carl... Watch »

Aug 27, 2013

Carl DeMaio Addresses Voice of Orange County Article

Carl DeMaio Addresses Voice of Orange County Article

Verbatim of the interview with Carl DeMaio and NBC 7's Gene Cubbison. Read »

Aug 27, 2013

Accuser who Filed Latest Filner Suit Speaks

A single mother and veteran city employee has filed a half-million dollar lawsuit against Mayor Bob Filner... Watch »

Aug 27, 2013

Investigators Question Filner Accuser

The emphasis of the investigation into sexual harassment claims against Mayor Bob Filner turns from civil... Watch »

Aug 27, 2013

City Employee Accuses Mayor Filner of Gender Violence

City Employee Accuses Mayor Filner of Gender Violence

A district manager for the City of San Diego has filed a new sexual harassment claim alleging the... Read »

Aug 27, 2013

SD Mayoral Race Draws Entries

SD Mayoral Race Draws Entries

Mayor Bob Filner will be in office under Friday, but already, seven people have filed paperwork to... Read »

Aug 26, 2013

Who Will Run for Mayor of San Diego?

As San Diego Mayor Bob Filner prepares to leaves office, candidates are lining up to replace him in... Watch »

Aug 26, 2013

Accuser Describes Filner's Alleged Advance

Mission Bay Park District Manager Stacy McKenzie describes how she says Bob Filner touched her at a family... Watch »

Aug 26, 2013

Todd Gloria: This Is End to Civic Nightmare

San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria comment on San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's departure... Watch »

Aug 26, 2013

Faulconer to Consider Run for Mayor

Councilmember Kevin Faulconer, one of the group of city officials who worked on mediation with... Watch »

Aug 26, 2013

Filner’s Resignation: What Happens Next?

Filner’s Resignation: What Happens Next?

Embattled Mayor Bob Filner will officially leave the mayoral office on Aug. 30 at 5 Read »

Aug 25, 2013

Filner's Resigns: What Now?

City leaders are preparing for the next immediate steps now that Mayor Bob Filner has Watch »

Aug 25, 2013

Politically Speaking: Filner Supporter, Recall Leader...

NBC 7's "Politically Speaking" host Gene Cubbison discusses Mayor Bob Filner's with two... Watch »

Aug 25, 2013

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