Former Rep. Bob Filner

Democrat  •  California 10 Terms  •  Sworn In 1993
Last Term 2011 - 2012 View All


Filner was born September 4, 1942 in Pittsburgh. As a student at Cornell University, he participated in the Freedom Rider of 1961, spending several months in jail for his efforts.http://www.house.gov/filner/biography.htm He graduated from Cornell in 1963 and earned his doctorate from the same school six years later. Shortly after earning his Ph.D, he moved to San Diego, becoming a history professor at San Diego State University. 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. Read More...

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