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}}{{tnr}}'''Bob Filner''' (b. September 4, 1942) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House]] representing [[California's 51st congressional district]].  Filner was first elected to the House in 1992.  
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{{tnr}}'''Bob Filner''' (b. September 4, 1942) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House]] representing [[California's 51st congressional district]].  Filner was first elected to the House in 1992.  
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Filner is not seeking re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012.  He is instead running for the San Diego mayor's position.<ref>[http://cookpolitical.com/charts/house/summary.php "2012 HOUSE SUMMARY", ''cookpolitical.com'']</ref> Instead, [[Juan Vargas]] and [[Denise Moreno Ducheny]] are running as [[Democrats]] in the June 5, 2012 [[California Proposition 14, Top Two Primaries Act (June 2010)|open primary]] election.
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Filner is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-left Democratic leader]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/bob_filner/400133 ''Gov Track'' "Bob Filner" Accessed April 19, 2012]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Filner was born in Pittsburgh, [[Pennsylvania]]. He earned his B.A. from Cornell University in 1963, his M.A. from the University of [[Delaware]] in 1969, and his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1973.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=f000116 ''Biographical Director of the United States Congress'' "FILNER, Bob, (1942 - )" Accessed April 19, 2012]</ref>
  
Filner is not seeking re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012.  He is instead running for the San Diego mayor's position.<ref>[http://cookpolitical.com/charts/house/summary.php "2012 HOUSE SUMMARY", ''cookpolitical.com'']</ref> Instead, [[Juan Vargas]] and [[Denise Moreno Ducheny]] are running as Democrats in the June 5, 2012 [[California Proposition 14, Top Two Primaries Act (June 2010)|open primary]] election.
 
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
Below is an abbreviated outline of Filner's academic, professional and political career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=f000116 ''Biographical Director of the United States Congress'' "Bob Filner," Accessed November 16, 2011]</ref>
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Filner's academic, professional and political career:
  
*1963: Graduated from Cornell University with B.A.
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*1993-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[California's 51st congressional district]]
*1969: Graduated from University of Delaware, Newark with M.A.
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*1987-1992: San Diego City Council
*1973: Graduated from Cornell University with Ph.D.
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*1970-1992: Faculty, San Diego State University
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*1975: Staff, United States Senator Hubert H. Humphrey of [[Minnesota]]
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*1976: Staff, United States Representative Donald M. Fraser of [[Minnesota]]
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*1979-1983: Member, San Diego School Board
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*1984: Staff, United States Representative Jim Bates of [[California]]
 
*1984: Staff, United States Representative Jim Bates of [[California]]
*1987-1992: San Diego city council
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*1979-1983: San Diego School Board
*1993-Present: U.S Representative from [[California]]
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*1976: Staff, United States Representative Donald M. Fraser of [[Minnesota]]
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*1975: Staff, United States Senator Hubert H. Humphrey of [[Minnesota]]
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*1970-1992: Faculty, San Diego State University
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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:: ''See also: [[California's 51st congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[California's 51st congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
Filner is not seeking re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012.  He is instead running for the San Diego mayor's position.<ref>[http://cookpolitical.com/charts/house/summary.php "2012 HOUSE SUMMARY", ''cookpolitical.com'']</ref> [[Juan Vargas]] and [[Denise Moreno Ducheny]] are running as Democrats in the June 5, 2012 [[California Proposition 14, Top Two Primaries Act (June 2010)|open primary]] election.
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Filner is not seeking re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012.  He is instead running for the San Diego mayor's position.<ref>[http://cookpolitical.com/charts/house/summary.php "2012 HOUSE SUMMARY", ''cookpolitical.com'']</ref> [[Juan Vargas]] and [[Denise Moreno Ducheny]] are running as [[Democrats]] in the June 5, 2012 [[California Proposition 14, Top Two Primaries Act (June 2010)|open primary]] election.
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
On November 2, 2010, Filner won re-election to the [[United States House]].  He defeated Nick Popaditch in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
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On November 2, 2010, Filner won re-election to the [[United States House]].  He defeated Nick Popaditch ([[Republican|R]]) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
  
 
{{Election box 2010
 
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|party2= Republican
 
|winner1 = Bob Filner
 
|winner1 = Bob Filner
 
|candidate2 = Nick Popaditch
 
|candidate2 = Nick Popaditch
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
Filner won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Filner's campaign committee raised a total of $943,216 and spent $1,006,288.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00007033&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Bob Filner 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011]</ref>
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[[File:Bob Filner 2010 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Filner's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
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Filner won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010. During that election cycle, Filner's campaign committee raised a total of $943,216 and spent $1,006,288.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00007033&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Bob Filner 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011]</ref>
  
 
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
 
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Bob + Filner + California + House'''
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Bob + Filner + California + House'''
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Filner and his wife, Jane Merrill, have two children.
 
Filner and his wife, Jane Merrill, have two children.
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*[http://www.bobfilnerforcongress.com/ Official campaign website]
 
*[http://www.bobfilnerforcongress.com/ Official campaign website]
 
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*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/50555944@N04/ Official Flickr account]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/user/bobfilnerca51 Official Youtube channel]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Revision as of 02:22, 20 April 2012

Bob Filner
Bob Filner.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for Mayor of San Diego
General electionNovember 6, 2012
Current office
U.S. House, California, District 51
In office
1993-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
San Diego City Council
1987-1992
San Diego School Board
1979-1983
Education
Bachelor'sCornell University
Master'sUniversity of Delaware
Ph.D.Cornell University
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 4, 1942
Place of birthPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
ProfessionProfessor
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Bob Filner (b. September 4, 1942) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing California's 51st congressional district. Filner was first elected to the House in 1992.

Filner is not seeking re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. He is instead running for the San Diego mayor's position.[1] Instead, Juan Vargas and Denise Moreno Ducheny are running as Democrats in the June 5, 2012 open primary election.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Filner is a "far-left Democratic leader".[2]

Biography

Filner was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He earned his B.A. from Cornell University in 1963, his M.A. from the University of Delaware in 1969, and his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1973.[3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Filner's academic, professional and political career:

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Filner serves on the following committees:[4]

Issues

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Bob Filner voted with the Democratic Party 93.2% of the time, which ranked 74 among the 192 House Democratic members as of 2011.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: California's 51st congressional district elections, 2012

Filner is not seeking re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. He is instead running for the San Diego mayor's position.[6] Juan Vargas and Denise Moreno Ducheny are running as Democrats in the June 5, 2012 open primary election.

2010

On November 2, 2010, Filner won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Nick Popaditch (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, California District 51 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Filner Incumbent 60.1% 86,423
     Republican Nick Popaditch 39.9% 57,488
Total Votes 143,911

Campaign donors

2010

Breakdown of the source of Filner's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Filner won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Filner's campaign committee raised a total of $943,216 and spent $1,006,288.[8]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Bob + Filner + California + House

All stories may not be relevant to this official due to the nature of the search engine.

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Personal

Filner and his wife, Jane Merrill, have two children.

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Duke Cunningham
U.S. House of Representatives - California, District 51
1993-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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San Diego City Council
1987-1992
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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San Diego School Board
1979-1983
Succeeded by
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