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The U.S. Representative for California's 51st congressional district, and previously the 50th, serving since 1993.
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ENG: Robert Earl Filner (born September 4, 1942) is the U.S. Representative for California's 51st congressional district, and previously the 50th, serving since 1993, and Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district is one of the most ethnically diverse in the nation, including much of San Diego's southern section, the cities of Chula Vista and National City and all of Imperial County. It includes most of California's border with Mexico, except for the city of Imperial Beach. Early life, education and career Filner was born in Pittsburgh, in Squirrel Hill. As a student at Cornell University, he participated in the Freedom Rides of 1961, spending two months in a Mississippi jail for his efforts. Also, as a ...
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Rep. Bob Filner (CA-51) draws a line in the sand

Rep. Filner pledges to vote against any healthcare legislation without a strong public option TRANSCRIPT: Hi my name is Bob Filner, Congressman from San Diego California, California 51st Congressional District which includes all of the border with Mexico. I thank you for this opportunity of telling you why I am in favor of a robust public health insurance option, similar to Medicare, being offered alongside all of the private plans that are open in America. In fact I think a bumper sticker we should have is Medicare for All. This will increase Americas choices for health care coverage. It will ...

Rep. Bob Filner Moves Back To San Diego

Filner's new home is in the 40-story Vantage Pointe Apartments on Ninth Avenue in downtown San Diego. The move is significant because Filner has lived in the South Bay – within the boundaries of the 51st Congressional District – for almost two decades. However, decades ago, Filner lived in San Diego. He was first elected to the school board in 1979, then to City Council in 1987 and then to Congress in 1992. For that, he relocated to Chula Vista to represent the 50th Congressional District, which is now the 51st District. Filner has expressed interest in running for mayor of ...

A conversation with Bob Filner

Q: You oppose the pension reform initiative proposed by Mayor Jerry Sanders and Council members Carl DeMaio and Kevin Faulconer and have said you would be proposing your own pension reform program. Can you tell us about it? A: Let me first tell you why I don’t like the one on the table. I think it is patently unfair to only have a 401(k). With the gyrations of the stock market, it’s just untenable. But more important, our city employees do not have Social Security. So you’re putting someone into the stock market without Social Security. That is just wrong. In addition, even ...

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LCV San Diego Endorses Filner
  LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS SAN DIEGO ENDORSES BOB FILNER LEADING ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP BACKS INDEPENDENT VOICE OF SAN DIEGO MAY 3, 2012 San Diego – Today, League of Conservation Voters San Diego is proud to announce its endorsement of Congressman Bob Filner as the best candidate to be San Diego's next mayor.  Over a 20-year Congressional career, Filner has proven himself a staunch defender of the environment and tireless supporter of healthier communities. He has earned a 92% lifetime voting score from the League of Conservation Voters. Throughout his decades of service to San Diego, Filner's commitment to protecting environmental laws, advocating for environmental justice and defending the science of climate change has been steadfast. With roots as an educator, Filner has gone beyond a strong voting record and been an exceptional advocate better awareness of environmental issues both in Congress and in San Diego.
CONGRESSMAN FILNER TO RECEIVE FLEET RESERVE ASSOCIATION NATIONAL PINNACLE AWARD April 26, 2012   Congressman Bob Filner has been selected to receive the Fleet Reserve Association’s (FRA) prestigious national 2012 Pinnacle Award at a ceremony in Washington, DC, today, April 26th.   “It is a great honor to be recognized for all of my work on behalf of our Navy, Marine and Coast Guard veterans!” said Congressman Filner.
Mayoral candidate Filner answers questions in Rancho Bernardo
MAYORAL CANDIDATE FILNER ANSWERS QUESTIONS IN RANCHO BERNARDO April 13, 2012   With only mild ribbing about each others’ experience and ages, and their leading opponents’ absence, mayoral candidates Bob Filner and Nathan Fletcher answered locals’ questions in Rancho Bernardo on Thursday night.
Mayoral candidates speak at East Village forum
MAYORAL CANDIDATE FILNER SPEAKS AT EAST VILLAGE FORUM  April 20, 2012   The race for the San Diego mayor’s office is heated up Friday as the June 5 primary approaches.   Carl Demaio, Bonnie Dumanis, Bob Filner and Nathan Fletcher participated in a forum hosted by the Thomas Jefferson School of Law and the East Village Association Friday and it didn’t take long for the candidates to drop the pleasantries.   “I’ve asked Carl at every debate to show me how one nickel from [his] referendum goes into the general fund,” Filner said.

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