Rep. Bob Filner

Former Representative from California’s 51st District, Democrat

Filner, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 51st congressional district from 2003 to 2012.

He was previously the representative for California's 50th congressional district (1993-2002).



Our unique analysis of the bills Filner sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Filner is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Filner sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (47%) Private Legislation (14%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Health (9%)

Recent Bills

Some of Filner’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Nov 2012, Filner missed 892 of 13,385 roll call votes, which is 6.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2012. ProPublica has tracked 12 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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