Filner’s chief of staff explains why she took the job

Filner’s chief of staff explains why she took the job

SAN DIEGO – The newly appointed chief of staff for the mayor’s office joined Fox5 Wednesday to explain why she took the position and what she hopes to accomplish amid sexual harassment allegations against Mayor Bob Filner.

Within hours of taking the job, Lee Burdick told Fox5 in an exclusive interview that she took the position to help Filner lead the city and move it forward during “these challenging times.”

Since Monday, three women, including the mayor’s former communications director Irene McCormack Jackson, have publicly come forward accusing the mayor of various sexual harassment claims.

“I don’t think it’s right for anyone to jump to conclusions that wrong-doing has been had while we are still developing an evidentiary record,” Burdick said. “That process will play out in its own due time.”

Filner, who has made no secret of his disdain for City Attorney Jan Goldsmith, has leaned…

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