As the San Diego Registrar of Voters continues its ballot count, former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher concedes to City Councilman David Alvarez in special election to replace former Mayor Bob Filner - @nbcsandiego
Interim San Diego mayor statement on Filner criminal charges: 'In the weeks since Bob Filner resigned, we have taken many positive steps toward repairing the damage he did as Mayor. Today's guilty plea is another step in that direction and confirmation that this unfortunate chapter in our City's history will soon be behind us' - via @NBCNews
Statement from Gloria Allred on criminal charges against former San Diego Mayor Filner: 'His conduct as the mayor of San Diego was reprehensible and justice demands that he be punished for the harm he has caused to countless women who trusted and believed in him' - @NBCNews
Robert Earl "Bob" Filner (born September 4, 1942) is an American politician from San Diego, California. He was the 35th Mayor of San Diego, serving from December 2012 until August 2013. Filner resigned less than a year after taking office amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment. He later pleaded guilty to state charges of false imprisonment and battery.
Filner was previously the U.S. Representative for California's 51st congressional district, and the 50th, serving from 1993 to 2012. He was chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs from 2007 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party.