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Rep. Bob Filner (D-Calif.)

  • District: 51st District, Central and southern San Diego; Imperial County
  • Residence: San Diego
  • Born: September 4, 1942; Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Family: Divorced; two children
  • Education: Cornell U., B.A. 1963 (chemistry); U. of Delaware, M.A. 1969 (history); Cornell U., Ph.D. 1973 (history of science)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: San Diego Unified School District Board of Education, 1979-83 (president, 1982); candidate for San Diego City Council, 1983; San Diego City Council, 1987-92 (deputy mayor, 1990-91); U.S. House, 1993-2013
  • Elected: Elected: 1992 (10th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Economic Development, Public Buildings & Emergency Management; Highways & Transit; Water Resources & Environment); Veterans' Affairs - Ranking Member (Oversight & Investigations)
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State Information: 51st District, Central and southern San Diego; Imperial County

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Bob Filner (D) 86,423 60%
Nick Popaditch (R) 57,488 39.9%
2008 general Bob Filner (D) 148,281 72.7%
David Joy (R) 49,345 24.2%
Dan Litwin (LIBERT) 6,199 3%
2006 general Bob Filner (D) 78,114 67.4%
Blake Miles (R) 34,931 30.2%
Dan Litwin (LIBERT) 2,790 2.4%
2004 general Bob Filner (D) 111,441 61.6%
Michael Giorgino (R) 63,526 35.1%
Michael Metti (LIBERT) 5,912 3.3%
2002 general Bob Filner (D) 59,541 57.9%
Maria Garcia (R) 40,430 39.3%
Jeffrey Keup (LIBERT) 2,816 2.7%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 63.1% John McCain: 35.5%
2004 John Kerry: 53% George W. Bush: 46%
2000 Al Gore: 56% George W. Bush: 38%

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