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  Bob Filner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
Filner is ranking Democrat on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Marine Transportation.
Filner won the latest Democratic primary, on June 6, 2006, with 51% of the vote, in a race against Vargas and two minor challengers, Danny Ramirez and Jesse Bresnihan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bob_Filner   (676 words)

 Bob Filner
Congressman Filner was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 4, 1942 and raised in New York City.
Filner was elected to the United States House of Representatives by a two-to-one margin in 1992.
Filner was also successful in meeting several of his objectives for the 50th District, including passing legislation that restored funds to continue the construction of an international sewage treatment plant to treat raw sewage flowing into the United States from Mexico, and securing funding for State Route 905.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/filner.html   (803 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Nation -- Lawmaker keeps wife on payroll
Jane Filner's only client is her husband, and for the past 11 years she has drawn what is essentially an annual salary from his campaign, though the amount varies from year to year.
Bob Biersack, a Federal Election Commission spokesman, said records show that Filner's campaigns raised a total of $4.6 million from January 1995 through September 2005, which means her fee equates to 11 percent of all the money raised.
Filner said he solicited bids to make sure her fee was at market rate before putting her under contract, and he re-checks that fee periodically.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/nation/20051204-9999-1m4filner.html   (1826 words)

 About Us | HouseDemocrats.gov   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Bob is one of only a tiny handful of Members of Congress with a scientific degree and one of only 18 members in the House holding a Ph.D. But Bob Filner has never been an isolated, ivory-tower academic.
In 1992, Bob Filner was elected to the United States House of Representatives by a two-to-one margin.
Bob responded to the recent crisis caused by skyrocketing electricity costs in California and other states with legislation that would have established cost-based wholesale energy rates and would have forced suppliers who charged excessive rates to pay back their ill-gotten profits.
www.housedemocrats.gov /about/representative_detail.cfm?rep_id=88   (1858 words)

 Congressman Bob Filner
Bob Filner has served the people of southern California in Congress since 1992, compiling an impressive record of achievement.
Bob Filner is deeply committed to the battle for justice and equality.
One of Bob Filner's early appointments upon arriving in Washington was to a seat on the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
www.house.gov /filner/biography.htm   (1662 words)

 Washingtonpost.com: Live Online -- OnPolitics "Free Media"
Bob Filner: I think that the country is being fooled by the "charming" and "pleasant" face of the new Administration--and the Democrats, now without the bully pulpit of the White House, have not been able to get out a clear and focused message.
Bob Filner: You are absolutely correct! The bill has been re-introduced--but a Republican Congress is intent on giving huge tax benefits to the top 1% of our population instead of keeping our contract with our nation's veterans.
Bob Filner: Thank you, San Diego! Businesses are dying and families are suffering from the obscene price gouging--and the President's response has been to advocate oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and "let the markets work".
discuss.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/zforum/01/freemedia_filner030901.htm   (1507 words)

 Congressman Bob Filner Blows Through INS Checkpoint.
Bob Filner was apparently oblivious to the fact that he was among rapists, gangbangers and many other types of violent criminals as he ranted about seeing some deportees that were scammed by a fake lawyer.
Somehow, Bob Filner found out about these deportees and decided the best way to deal with their situation was to engage the media, storm the INS Detention Facility, threaten INS officers, throw a temper tantrum, shove a supervisor and attempt to incite the officers within the facility to assault him.
Bob Filner is a member of the Progressive (Marxist) caucus in the U.S. Congress and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/849378/posts   (1718 words)

 Vote Record and Cosponsorship Rating for Representative Bob Filner of CA in the 109th Congress
Filner has taken the principled step of formally lending support to H.R., which would put an end to the practice of "extraordinary rendition." This is a practice in which Bush Administration officials send people into the custody of certain nations, knowing full well (some would say intending) that they will be tortured there.
Filner has taken the affirmative step of cosponsoring H.R., which would provide more information to the public about contacts between lobbyists and politicians, and which would slow down the revolving door of politics in which politicians move into cushy corporate jobs after they retire in exchange for favors.
Bob Filner has cosponsored H.R., which would keep members of the Federal Communication Commission from using their appointed positions to censor cable, satellite or internet programs they consider to be indecent.
irregularnews.com /house/FilnerCA51.html   (1850 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Politics -- Filner reaffirmed his local prowess with win
Filner demonstrated his mastery of this dictum, coined by the late House Speaker Thomas “Tip” O'Neill, by trouncing Assemblyman Juan Vargas on Tuesday in a tough primary election for Filner's congressional seat.
Filner beat him there by 20 points – 55 percent to 35 percent – compared with an 8-point spread in the south San Diego County portion of the district.
Filner points to that vote as an example of his efforts to let “people know I've been aggressive and effective on their behalf.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/politics/20060608-9999-7m8filner.html   (910 words)

 Congressman, alum Bob Filner lectures on new Congress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Filner's 50th District, which includes the southern half of the city of San Diego, is one of the most ethnically diverse in the nation.
Following his lecture, Filner fielded questions from the audience, ranging from issues of foreign policy to the moral responsibility of the president.
Filner's visit was part of the lecture series sponsored by the Walter LaFeber and Joel Silbey Fund in American History, which is in its third year of bringing distinguished speakers to the university.
www.news.cornell.edu /Chronicle/98/12.3.98/Filner.html   (454 words)

 CQPolitics.com - CA 51: Slim Margin Gives Way to Safety for Filner This Fall
Seven-term California Democratic Rep. Bob Filner’s record as a liberal stalwart and his close relationship with Hispanics who make up a population majority in his 51st District rescued him again in Tuesday’s primary, which featured the latest in a series of demands that he step aside in lieu of a Hispanic representative.
Filner’s vote share in the district — which gets most of its population from the San Diego area, then follows California’s southern border into the rural Imperial Valley — was a modest 52 percent with 84 percent of the precincts reporting.
Democratic Rep. Bob Filner, though he has not been seriously challenged by a Republican in his general elections, hasn't exactly run up the score in his past two elections, winning with 58 percent in 2002 and 62 percent in 2004.
www.cqpolitics.com /2006/06/ca_51_slim_margin_gives_way_to.html   (607 words)

 sandiego.indymedia.org | Queer Democrats Endorse Filner for Congress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Filner, who participated in direct action for civil rights long before he sought elective office, told club members at their January 27 meeting that only a combination of aggressive street activism and involvement in electoral politics will enable progressives to defeat the Bush agenda.
Filner reviewed both his history of support for civil-rights issues in general and Queer rights in particular and the one vote of his career that deviated from it: his support of the Defense of Marriage Act (DoMA) in 1996.
Filner, a former schoolteacher and school-board member who cut his teeth on political activism in the 1960’s, accompanying Freedom Riders who tried to integrate buses in the South and were frequently beaten for their pains, issued a surprisingly strong call for direct action.
sandiego.indymedia.org /en/2005/02/107541.shtml   (1520 words)

 CA-51 Robert Filner
Congressman Bob Filner was born in Pittsburgh on September 4, 1942, and raised in New York City.
In the late 70s, the Principal for Filner’s children’s local elementary school announced that the school was going to be closed.
Filner’s work on U.S.-Mexico relations led President Clinton to ask Filner to join him on an international mission to meet with former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo.
www.dccc.org /races/candidates/CA_51_Robert_Filner.html   (1173 words)

 CQPolitics.com - CA 51: Filner, So Far, Winning Fight for Latino Voting Bloc
Filner has more easily fended off subsequent challenges waged on the same basis, including his past two primaries against Ramirez, who took 30 percent in 2002 and 23 percent in 2004.
Filner also got a boost when he was recently named ranking Democrat on the House Veterans Affairs Committee.
Filner is garnering most of the endorsements from Hispanic organizations in his district.
www.cqpolitics.com /2006/06/ca_51_filner_so_far_winning_fi.html   (889 words)

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Bob Filner is a Democratic Member of Congress who represents the 51st District of California, which stretches from south San Diego and the Mexican border industrial suburbs of Chula Vista and National City eastward nearly 300 miles to the Arizona border.
Bob Filner was born in 1942 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up in New York City.
Filner earned his B.A. in Chemistry at Cornell University in 1963 and Ph.D. at Cornell in history in 1973.
www.discoverthenetwork.org /printindividualProfile.asp?indid=1317   (642 words)

 Project Vote Smart - Representative Filner - Interest Group Ratings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Spring 05 Representative Filner supported the interests of the Conservative Index - The John Birch Society 25 percent in Spring 05.
Spring 04 Representative Filner supported the interests of the Conservative Index - The John Birch Society 43 percent in Spring 04.
Fall 2004 Representative Filner supported the interests of the Conservative Index - The John Birch Society 10 percent in Fall 2004.
vote-smart.org /issue_rating_category.php?can_id=H0565103&...+Issues   (9012 words)

 Democrat Congressman Bob Filner Implicated in HUD Housing Scandal
When representatives of the group calling the election into question took their concerns to Congressman Bob Filner this month, asking for an investigation, they claimed that Filner showed little interest in investigating either the allegations of election fraud or of assault and battery, but merely arranged for a meeting with a state mediator.
Frustrated in their attempts to persuade Filner to investigate, the opponents of the new Villa Nueva tenants board, a group calling themselves La Alianza De Vecinos Vision Padre Juan, took their case to Republican congressional candidate Mike Giorgino, a Coronado attorney who is running against Filner.
Filner was one of the political figures who went on record in defense of the district.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1123450/posts   (2332 words)

 t r u t h o u t || Profile of a Congressman
Bob Filner, the acting top Democrat on the House Veterans Affairs Committee, appeared at a news briefing outside the VA building to criticize the agency's three-week delay in publicizing the May 3 burglary at a VA data analyst's home.
During the late re-districting cycle, Filner and other California members of Congress realized that their districts were increasingly changing to include thousands of new Latino voters that could possibly be an advantage to up-and-coming Mexican-American candidates.
In Filner's case, the largest contributor in his political career is the United Auto Workers union, and I doubt that there's an auto worker in his district.
forum.truthout.org /blog/story/2006/6/15/125/71998   (1390 words)

 The Scoop » Blog Archive » Bob Filner’s Family Payroll
• Jane Filner is not a member of Bob’s publicly funded staff and as a fundraiser she answers only to the candidate.
She also has not registered the business which is a law in DC and also Bob did not report this to the ethics commision.
However Bob Filner is a public official and he will be in question when he gets large donations from special interest groups and then uses his wife to pocket them into his joint account.
www.thescoop.org /archives/2005/12/06/bob-filners-family-payroll   (986 words)

 Ed Herrera HRCC and U.S. Congressman Bob Filner - SaveOurState
Committees Congressman Bob Filner is a senior Democratic member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee and serves on its Subcommittee on Health.
Bob also serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and is the Ranking Democratic Member on the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation; he also serves on the Subcommittees on Railroads and Aviation.
Bob has communicated with Presidents of numerous countries including China, Colombia, Mexico, Indonesia, and Egypt, bringing attention to human rights violations in their countries.
www.saveourstate.org /forums/index.php?showtopic=4797   (3244 words)

 PDA Endorses Bob Filner in CA's 51st Congressional District - Progressive Democrats of America
Bob has been a steadfast fighter for the people of his district since he was first elected to Congress in 1992.
Bob believes we must have publicly supported elections, redistricting by commission and that electronic voting machines must have paper verification.
Bob favors the appointment of an independent counsel to investigate the Bush administration's illegal wiretapping, and he would support a resolution of impeachment against President Bush for lying us into the Iraq War, illegally wiretapping Americans, and condoning tax theft by multinational corporations.
www.pdamerica.org /articles/campaigns/filner.php   (342 words)

 San Diego Metropolitan - Publisher - Bob Filner
e's not as handsome, not as ambitious, not as powerful and probably not as smart, but somehow Bob Filner engenders the same kind of animosity from some Republicans that President Clinton elicits.
That's probably fine with Filner, who is indeed pretty smart and has a killer instinct as a candidate.
In case you missed it, Filner has contributed mightily to San Diego since his election to Congress.
www.sandiegometro.com /1999/jan/publisher2.html   (624 words)

 The Military Outpost
And with those parting remarks, Congressman Bob Filner ducked away from the microphone, and made a beeline towards his campaign staffers in the far corner of the room.
Representative Bob Filner has been one of the most reliable supporters of arms control and nuclear disarmament since he was first elected in 1992.
Filner voted against the authorization of the use of force in Iraq on October 9, 2002, saying: "I rise in opposition to this resolution to grant unilateral authority to the President of the United Sates for a preemptive strike on Iraq.
www.militaryoutpost.net /2006/01/smash_vs_filner.html   (9444 words)

 Bob Filner | Congress votes database | washingtonpost.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Bob Filner is up for reelection on November 7, 2006.
See how Bob Filner voted on key votes -- the most important bills, nominations and resolutions that have come before Congress, as determined by washingtonpost.com.
View Bob Filner's 2005 official financial disclosure statement, which describes the sources, types and amounts of income earned in 2005.
projects.washingtonpost.com /congress/members/f000116   (505 words)

 Bob Filner mugshot - Mugshots.com - Biggest Directory of Mug shots on the internet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This mug shot of Congressman Filner was taken in June of 1961 while he was an undergrad at Cornell University.
Filner was very active in the struggle for civil rights hence he joined the first Freedom Rides and was subsequently arrested.
Congressman Filner spent several months in the Mississippi jail.
www.mugshots.com /Historical/Bob+Filner.htm   (84 words)

 Congressional Representative Bob Filner & "Officer Phil" Konstantin's KUSI TV 9/51 Page
Bob had a laugh at his own expense.
Representative Filner was very concerned about the new medication program being offered to the lowest income people who had been getting Medicaid.
He feared for the safety of many people who would not be able to get their needed medication due to lots of snafus in the system.
americanindian.net /kusi/filner.html   (244 words)

 BOB ~ Tag Share at Blog-City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Bob Filner and Barbara Boxer says "-Honor All Fallen POW's With Purple Hearts"
Bob Rafkin has come into his own as a premier singer, songwriter and guitar finger stylist.
Congressman Bob Filner, with many local supporters, today presented a Welcome to the 51st District basket to Juan Vargas, who does not reside in the district.
www1.blog-city.com /community/tagshare/?/bob   (528 words)

 KNC Address, 1997
He is Congressman Bob Filner, born in Pittsburgh, raised in New York City and making a life in southern California.
Let's ask Professor of History and Congressman Bob Filner if it is illegal for a member of the United States Congress to advocate rebellion.
OG: Speaking of the writers being in jail, I personally am against any writer being in jail, but neither Joanne nor Congressman Filner is making a sufficient distinction between writing for change within a democratic process and writing for the violent overthrow of the government by this or that group.
www.kurdistan.org /Washington/filnerkpfk.html   (3137 words)

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