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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.

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

Gloria Counters Filner's Final Act as Mayor

Gloria Counters Filner's Final Act as Mayor

Minutes after taking office, interim Mayor Todd Gloria quickly reversed one of Filner’s last actions... Read »

Aug 31, 2013

Filner's Final Act in Office

Just hours before his term as San Diego mayor ended, Bob Filner tried to stop the construction of a... Watch »

Aug 30, 2013

Big Changes for San Diego Mayoral Staff

Big Changes for San Diego Mayoral Staff

Big changes for the San Diego mayoral staff were announced by City Council President Todd Gloria as... Read »

Aug 30, 2013

SD Fact Check: Filner's Achievements as Mayor

Bob Filner’s term as San Diego mayor is now officially over. When he announced his resignation,... Watch »

Aug 30, 2013

Filner's Final Day in Office

Friday, August 30, 2013 marked Bob Filner's official last day in office as San Diego Watch »

Aug 30, 2013

Todd Gloria: 'It's a New Day in San Diego'

As San Diego City Council president Todd Gloria stepped into his role as interim mayor following... Watch »

Aug 30, 2013

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

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