Last updated on: 1/22/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Ignacio De La Fuente Biography

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

“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
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Cities Shame Johns by Putting Their Faces on Billboards, Television, or the Internet after Their Arrest?