Bob Filner

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Rep. Bob Filner, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 4, 1942, serves the 51st Congressional District of California. Filner, a Democrat, was first elected to the House in 1992. He is the Chairman of the House Committee on Veteran's Affairs.



  • B.A., Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., 1963
  • M.A., University of Delaware, Newark, Del., 1969
  • Ph.D., Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., 1973


  • faculty, San Diego State University, San Diego, Calif., 1970-1992

Political history

  • staff, United States Senator Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota, 1975
  • staff, United States Representative Donald M. Fraser of Minnesota, 1976
  • member, San Diego, Calif., school board, 1979-1983, president, 1982
  • staff, United States Representative Jim Bates of California, 1984
  • member of the San Diego, Calif., city council, 1987-1992
  • deputy mayor of San Diego, Calif., 1990
  • elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Third and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1993-present)
  • chair, Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (One Hundred Tenth Congress).



  • Filner was chared with assault and battery in connection with an incident at the baggage area of Washington's Dulles airport. (Source: [1] TPM Election Central, August 20, 2007)


Washington DC Office
2428 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-8045
Fax: (202) 225-9073

Chula Vista Office
333 F Street
Suite A
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone: (619) 422-5963
Fax: (619) 422-7290

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