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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. 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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