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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 Resigns, Blames Political Coup

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

Aug 22, 2013

Gloria Allred Discusses Resignation Deal

High-profile attorney Gloria Allred discusses her thoughts on a deal made by city leaders and San... Watch »

Aug 22, 2013

Filner Is More Than Sloppy Kisses: Supporters

Filner Is More Than Sloppy Kisses: Supporters

Dozens of San Diegans stood up for San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Monday, speaking on behalf of a man... Read »

Aug 22, 2013

Mayor's Ex-Fiancee Urges Filner to Resign

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's former fiancee said she hopes his resignation will bring closure to San Diego... Watch »

Aug 22, 2013

No Refunds for Filner Recall Supporters

No Refunds for Filner Recall Supporters

The people who donated to the recall effort against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will not see a refund even... Read »

Aug 22, 2013

Packing Boxes Spotted in Mayor's SUV

Packing Boxes Spotted in Mayor's SUV

After news that there may be a deal reached with city officials, Mayor Bob Filner was spotted... Read »

Aug 22, 2013

Goldsmith: 'We've Reached a Proposed Solution'

After 3 days of mediation with embattled Mayor Bob Filner, San Diego city leaders have reached a "proposed... Watch »

Aug 21, 2013

Interim Leadership to Follow Filner Resignation

Interim Leadership to Follow Filner Resignation

If Mayor Bob Filner resigns, San Diego city government will enter a period of interim leadership with... Read »

Aug 21, 2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Apppears in Public

NBC 7 San Diego cameras captured Mayor Bob Filner as he left the City Administration Building on Wednesday... Watch »

Aug 21, 2013

La Jolla Woman Claims San Diego Mayor Touched Her

La Jolla Woman Claims San Diego Mayor Touched Her

A La Jolla woman has accused San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of touching her inappropriately. Read »

Aug 21, 2013

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