Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner apologizes as his house arrest term ends

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner apologizes as his house arrest term ends

SAN DIEGO, April 7 (UPI) -- Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, in statement at end of house arrest, apologizes to those he harmed.
Frances Burns

Faulconer elected mayor of San Diego; will be sworn in March 3

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Republican Kevin Faulconer was elected mayor of San Diego, succeeding Bob Filner, who resigned amid a swirl of sexual harassment accusations.

Experts predict tight race for San Diego mayor

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Voters in San Diego headed to the polls Tuesday in a special election to replace the city's disgraced former Mayor Bob Filner.

San Diego settles sex harassment suit over former Mayor Bob Filner

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- San Diego has agreed to pay $250,000 to former Mayor Bob Filner's communications director to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit, officials said Monday.
At year's end: 2013 marked by milestones and horror

At year's end: 2013 marked by milestones and horror

2013 was a year of milestones and horror: the election of a new pope, the birth of a future king and horrific terrorist attacks in Algeria, Kenya and the United States.
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Posh San Diego apartment complex is Filner's home confinement

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's home confinement sentence means he will spend three months in a posh city apartment with plenty of room to wander.
Filner sentenced to home confinement for fondling, kissing women

Filner sentenced to home confinement for fondling, kissing women

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner was sentenced Monday to home confinement and mental health treatment for fondling and kissing women without their consent.

Runoff will determine successor to disgraced ex-San Diego Mayor Filner

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Republican San Diego City Councilman Kevin Faulconer and Democratic colleague David Alvarez will battle in a runoff to replace disgraced ex-Mayor Bob Filner.

Former mayor who pleaded guilty to fondling women is booked into jail

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who pleaded guilty to fondling and kissing women without their consent, was booked into jail and released, authorities said.

Ex-San Diego mayor pleads guilty to charges from sex harassment claims

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner pleaded guilty Tuesday to three criminal counts arising from sexual harassment allegations that forced him from office in August.

San Diego resumes pot dispensary offensive

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Interim San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria said he is resuming enforcement of a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries but would like to see the law changed.

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner leaves office

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Friday formally made his quiet exit after nine months in City Hall that ended with a sexual harassment scandal.

San Diego parks worker to sue city over alleged Filner harassment

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A San Diego parks worker says she will sue the city and Mayor Bob Filner for sexual harassment after he allegedly accosted her in a public park.

Calif. attorney general investigating complaints against ex-mayor

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The California Attorney General's office says it has begun investigating Bob Filner, who resigned as San Diego mayor following sexual harassment allegations.

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to resign Aug.30

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- San Diego Mayor Bob Filner said Friday he would resign at the end of August as part of a deal to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit.
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Bob Filner
Congressman Bob Filner beats Juan Vargas in the 51st congressional district primary in San Diego, CA, June 6, 2006. (UPI photo/Roger Williams)

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.

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 student, he worked as a member of the Cornell Daily Sun, the student newspaper. He graduated from Cornell in 1963 with a degree in chemistry, and earned his doctorate in history of science from the same school six years later. Shortly after earning his PhD, he moved to San Diego, becoming a history professor at San Diego State University for more than 20 years. He resigned his position in 1992 to run for Congress.

Filner was long interested in politics, serving as a staffer for Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota in 1975 and for Congressman Don Fraser, also of Minnesota, in 1976. He also served as a staffer for Congressman Jim Bates from the San Diego area in 1984. Mr. Filner has a daughter, Erin Filner, who is a social studies teacher at The Fox Lane Middle School in Bedford, NY.

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