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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.

Recall Efforts Wind Down After Filner's Resignation

Recall Efforts Wind Down After Filner's Resignation

In the wake of embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s resignation, the campaign to recall Filner is now... Read »

Aug 24, 2013

Potential Candidates Emerge After Filner's Resignation

In the wake of Mayor Bob Filner's resignation, a couple of potential mayoral candidates have already... Watch »

Aug 24, 2013

Closer Look: Mayor Bob Filner's Resignation Speech

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner delivered his resignation in City Council chambers on August 23, 2013. Watch »

Aug 24, 2013

Filner's Resignation: What's Next?

Now that Mayor Bob Filner has announced his resignation, what happens next for San Diego's city... Watch »

Aug 24, 2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Resigns

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner spoke publicly after the city council voted to accept a settlement deal, which... Watch »

Aug 24, 2013

City Attorney Reacts to Filner's Resignation

Moments after Mayor Bob Filner announced his resignation, NBC 7's Artie Ojeda spoke with City Attorney Jan... Watch »

Aug 23, 2013

Filner Resigns: "I Never Sexually Harassed Anyone"

Filner Resigns: "I Never Sexually Harassed Anyone"

Blaming a lynch mob fueled by the media and political opponents, Mayor Bob Filner said goodbye to San... Read »

Aug 23, 2013

City Council Explains Decision to Oust Mayor Filner

City Council Explains Decision to Oust Mayor Filner

San Diego Council Members spoke out Friday following Mayor Bob Filner’s announcement of his resignation... Read »

Aug 23, 2013

Filner Discusses Mayoral Accomplishments

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner talked about what he did while in office. He will be resigning effective Aug. Watch »

Aug 23, 2013

Filner Resigns, Blames Political Coup

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner claims his removal from office is based on a group of people who wanted a... Watch »

Aug 23, 2013

Kevin Faulconer Reacts to Filner Resignation

Council Member Kevin Faulconer talked about how San Diego will move forward in Mayor Bob Filner's absence.... Watch »

Aug 23, 2013

Marti Emerald Discusses Filner Departure

Council Member Marti Emerald, a longtime friend of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, talks about her experience... Watch »

Aug 23, 2013

South Bay Constituent Supports Filner

A woman spoke through a translator to City Council on Friday afternoon, saying San Diego Mayor Bob Filner... Watch »

Aug 23, 2013

Filner Supporter: This is a Sad Day for San Diego

A woman who supported San Diego Bob Filner choked up as she talked about the mayor's alleged behavior. Watch »

Aug 23, 2013

Filner's Resignation is Critical: Alleged Victim

Laura Fink, who was the second woman to publicly accuse Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment, asked the... Watch »

Aug 23, 2013

Recall Organizer Hopes for Swift Mayoral Decision

Recall organizer Rachel Laing asked city council to make the right decision regarding Mayor Bob Filner. Watch »

Aug 23, 2013

Filner Recall Organizer Says City Charter is Faulted

Stampp Corbin tells the city council that San Diego's charter needs to be examined following the scandal... Watch »

Aug 23, 2013

San Diego Leaders Reach "Proposed Solution" on Filner

San Diego Leaders Reach "Proposed Solution" on Filner

After three days of mediation, San Diego city leaders have reached some sort of “proposed solution”... Read »

Aug 23, 2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to Resign

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to Resign

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has agreed to resign as part of a deal reached this week with city officials... Read »

Aug 23, 2013

What's Next: Who Will Replace Filner

What's Next: Who Will Replace Filner

When a San Diego mayor steps down before his term is up — as Bob Filner is expected to do shortly — city... Read »

Aug 23, 2013

Allred: 'There Should Be No Pay-Off for Filner'

Allred: 'There Should Be No Pay-Off for Filner'

With embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s resignation on the horizon, reactions are sure to roll in from... Read »

Aug 23, 2013

Mayor Filner Scandal Timeline

With Mayor Bob Filner's expected resignation on the horizon, the last 6 weeks have been a whirlwind for... Watch »

Aug 22, 2013

Todd Gloria Reacts to City's Mayoral Deal

NBC 7 reporter Brandi Powell asks San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria about his thoughts on Mayor... Watch »

Aug 22, 2013

Locals React to Mayor's Pending Resignation

San Diego residents talk to NBC 7 reporter Steven Luke about their thought on San Diego Mayo Bob Filner's... Watch »

Aug 22, 2013

Mayor's Ex-Fiancee Urges Filner to Resign

Mayor's Ex-Fiancee Urges Filner to Resign

The woman once called the First Lady of San Diego called for Mayor Bob Filner to resign without... Read »

Aug 22, 2013

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