Escondido deputy mayor had ‘strange encounter’ with Bob Filner, reported it

Posted by on Aug 01, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Escondido Deputy Mayor Olga Diaz told Team 10 she had a “strange encounter” with Mayor Bob Filner before San Diego elected him, and Diaz said she went to the county’s former Democratic Party chairman.

Diaz said she met Bob Filner a few times when he was a congressman, but it was her interaction with him at a  political event for women in 2010 that disturbed her.

“The congressman walked straight up to me, asked me if I had a boyfriend or husband,” Diaz said. “I said I had husband, and he asked what my husband did, and I said, ‘Well my husband is a cop,’ and he walked away. It was that strange.”

Diaz is running for mayor in Escondido against incumbent Mayor Sam Abed.

As San Diego’s mayoral race drew closer, Diaz said she heard similar stories from other women.

“I heard enough women say, ‘Oh yeah, he’s just that way,’ and there was something intuitively wrong about that behavior,” Diaz said.

Diaz brought her concerns to Jess Durfee, the former chair of the Democratic Party in San Diego. She told Team 10 she made it clear she wasn’t physically harassed, but she was bothered by Filner’s behavior.

“What I described to Jess was mild, it was weird, it was dirty old man-ish,” Diaz said.

“The gist was, ‘Thank you for letting me know, I’m glad you told me,’ but nothing ever happened,” Diaz said of her conversation with Durfee. “And Bob went on to be the nominated candidate.”

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One Response to “Escondido deputy mayor had ‘strange encounter’ with Bob Filner, reported it”

  1. doriangrey1 on 2/02/13 at 9:49 am

    As a 40 plus year resident of San Diego California, I can tell you from personal experience that at the political and bureaucratic levels, San Diego has become utterly and completely corrupt.

    Certain sexually orientated special interest groups have taken over the top administrative bureaucratic positions and engaged in highly discriminative hiring policies for upper level administrative positions.

    It is more or less a given fact, though not spoken much in public, that the “Lesbian Mafia” now runs San Diego. Another rather well known, but not publicly discussed fact is that amongst the “Lesbian Mafia” set, methamphetamine and cocaine usage is utterly rampant. Rumor has it that this political block gained it’s initial financial backing through the methamphetamine trade.

    In other words, narcotics kingpins are now running San Diego (think Mexican Narcotics cartels and border insecurity here)

    America to new EPA Chief: Not just no, but hell NO.