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Rep. Bob Filner (D-Calif.)


District: 51st District
Political Highlights: San Diego Unified School District Board of Education, 1979-83; candidate for San Diego City Council, 1983; San Diego City Council, 1987-92; U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-2012
Born: Sept. 4, 1942; Pittsburgh, Pa.
Residence: San Diego
Religion: Jewish
Family: Divorced; two children
Education: Cornell U., B.A. 1963; U. of Delaware, M.A. 1969; Cornell U., Ph.D. 1973
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1992 (10th term)
End of Service: Dec. 3, 2012
Committee Assignments: Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Economic Development, Public Buildings & Emergency Management; Highways & Transit; Water Resources & Environment); Veterans' Affairs (Oversight & Investigations)

Election History
2010generalBob Filner (D) 86,42360.1
Nick Popaditch (R) 57,48839.9
2008generalBob Filner (D) 148,28172.7
David Joy (R) 49,34524.2
Dan Litwin (LIBERT) 6,1993.0
2006generalBob Filner (D) 78,11467.4
Blake Miles (R) 34,93130.2
Dan Litwin (LIBERT) 2,7902.4
2004generalBob Filner (D) 111,44161.6
Michael Giorgino (R) 63,52635.1
Michael Metti (LIBERT) 5,9123.3
2002generalBob Filner (D) 59,54157.9
Maria Garcia (R) 40,43039.3
Jeffrey Keup (LIBERT) 2,8162.7
2000generalBob Filner (D) 95,19168.3
Bob Divine (R) 38,52627.6
David Willoughby (LIBERT) 3,4722.5
Leeann Kendall (NL) 2,2831.6
1998generalBob Filner (D) 77,35499.2
Jon Parungao () 5960.1
Petra Barajas () 410.1
1996generalBob Filner (D) 73,20061.9
Jim Baize (R) 38,35132.4
Dan Clark (REF) 3,2532.7
Earl Shepard (NL) 2,1381.8
Philip Zoebisch (LIBERT) 1,3981.2
1994generalBob Filner (D) 59,21456.7
Mary Acevedo (R) 36,95535.4
Ricardo Duenez (LIBERT) 3,3263.2
Guillermo Ramirez (PFP) 3,0022.9
Kip Krueger (GREEN) 1,9541.9
1992generalBob Filner (D) 77,29356.6
Tony Valencia (R) 39,53128.9
Barbara Hutchinson (LIBERT) 15,48911.3
Roger Batchelder (PFP) 4,2503.1
Roll Call Vitals


California is 1st on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.