Last updated on: 2/4/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Wellington Webb, MA Biography

Title:
Former Mayor of Denver, Colorado
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“The city has given ample warning to those who choose to engage in the crime of prostitution. If you choose to risk being arrested for prostitution, if you choose to risk catching a sexually transmitted disease, you now also choose to take the risk of having your picture appear on TV and on the city’s Web site for the whole world to see.”

American City & County, Aug. 5, 2002

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Former Vice Chair, Democratic National Committee
  • Mayor, Denver, Colorado, 1991-2003
  • Government Leadership in the Arts award. The Americans for the Arts, 2001
  • Achievement Award, The National Wildlife Federation, 1999
  • “Bridge Builders” Award, Partners for Livable Communities, 1998
  • Top 25 Mayors in the Nation, Newsweek, 1996
  • Denver City Auditor, 1987-1991
  • Executive Director, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, 1981-1987
  • Regional Director, U.S. Department of Health Education and Welfare, 1977-1981
  • Representative, Colorado House of Representatives, 1972-1977
  • Former President, Democratic Mayors
  • Former President, U.S. Conference of Mayors
  • Former President, National Conference of Black Mayors
  • Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, France
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of Colorado at Denver
  • Honorary Doctorate, Metropolitan State College
Education:
  • MA, Sociology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, 1971
  • BA, Sociology, Colorado State College, Greeley, 1960
  • Attended Northeastern Junior College
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Cities Shame Johns by Putting Their Faces on Billboards, Television, or the Internet after Their Arrest?