Last updated on: 2/1/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Bill O'Donnell, MBA Biography

Title:
Former Nevada State Senator (R-Las Vegas)
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“It bothers me that we’re [Nevada] making money off the backs of women. Condoning prostitution is the most demeaning and degrading thing that the state can do to women. What we do as a state is essentially put a U.S.-grade stamp on the butt of every prostitute. Instead, we should be turning them around by helping them get back into society.”

Quoted in Brothel, Alexa Albert, 2001

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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of prostitution. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to prostitution issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Owner, O’Donnell Realty Group, 1989-present
  • Nevada State Senator (R-Las Vegas), 1987-2001
  • Representative, Nevada Assembly, 1985
  • Former Vice Chairman, Republican Caucus
  • Former part-time Instructor, Clark County Community College
  • Former President, Section 10 Homeowners Association
Education:
  • MBA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), 2003
  • BS, Business and Economics, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Prostitution Immoral or Demeaning?