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Ignacio De La Fuente Biography

Former President of the Oakland, California City Council
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"

“I tell people who say to me that prostitution is a victimless crime they should know about the 217 under-age girls who were arrested for prostitution in Oakland last year. We’re going to shame the out-of-towners and locals who drive to our neighborhood to look for prostitutes.”

San Francisco Chronicle, Mar. 13, 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Former President, Oakland City Council
  • Member, Oakland City Council, 1992-present
  • International Vice President, Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics, and Allied Workers International Union, AFL-CIO
  • Candidate, Mayor of Oakland, 2006
  • Screaming Eagle Award, California Reinvestment Coalition, 2005
  • Union Representative, 1977
  • Former Foundry Machinist
  • Co-Chair, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority
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Quoted in:
  1. Should Cities Shame Johns by Putting Their Faces on Billboards, Television, or the Internet after Their Arrest?