FILNER, Bob, (1942 - )


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FILNER, Bob, a Representative from California; born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., September 4, 1942; graduated from Forest Hills High School, Queens, N.Y., 1959; 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; 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 nine succeeding Congresses until his resignation on December 3, 2012 (January 3, 1993-December 3, 2012); chair, Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (One Hundred Tenth and One Hundred Eleventh Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress in 2012, but was elected mayor of San Diego, Calif., on November 8, 2012; served as mayor from December 3, 2012, until his resignation on August 30, 2013.