Ignacio De La Fuente

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


Ignacio de la Fuente arrived in the United States at the age of 21and worked his way up from working at a restaurant, to a Berkeley manufacturing plant, to becoming the Union Shop Steward in the Molders Union and the International Vice President of the Glass, Molders and Potters Union. Fuente also served as a Councilmember on Oakland City Council for 20 years and is currently the founder and CEO of IDLF Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in government affairs and labor relations in the Bay Area [1,2].

Key Issues

Law Enforcement

De La Fuente wants to increase the number of police officers in Oakland and provide them with resources, backup, and political support [1].


De La Fuente wants to get rid of homeless encampments and support low-income flatland neighborhoods that have been affected by these encampments [1].


De La Fuente wants to expand basic city services such as repairing potholes, beautifying our parks, fixing sewers, and creating recreation centers and libraries [1].



Nate Miley, Alameda County Supervisor; David Haubert, Alameda County Supervisor; Ricky Henderson, Oakland A’s; Desley Brooks, Former Oakland City Council Member; Ersie Joyner, Former OPD Captain; Dwayne Wiggins, Singer; Raymond Chester, Oakland Raiders; Bishop Bob Jackson, Paster, Acts Full Gospel Church; Rev. Dr. Harold R. Mayberry, First AME Church; Ray Leon, Former Aide to Councilmember Larry Reid; Shirley Nelson, Founder of Summit Bank; Henry Chang Jr., Former Oakland Vice Mayor/City Council Member at Large; Derreck Johnson, Founder of Chicken and Waffles; Hal Campos, CEO of Yoshi’s Oakland; Frank Matarrese, Former Alameda Councilmember and Vice Mayor; Joe Coto, Former Oakland City Councilmember/California State Assemblymember Emiritus; Sandra Wong, Past President of Oakland Chinatown chamber of Commerce Board; John Protopappas, Madison Park Financial; Susan Llyod, Blackberry Bistro; Enoch Shin, Turbo Autobody; Raymond Gallagher, Scott’s Seafood Bar and grill; Arif Khatib, Black Sports Hall of Fame; Alexander Lau, President of the Oakland Loongkong Association; Dr. Norman Hui, Former Chair of the California Commission on Asian American & Pacific Islanders Affairs; Tony Cho, Past President of the Oakland ChinatownLions Club; Rosino Ko, Board Member of the Oakland Chinatown Lions Club; Constance P. Chang, Former President of the Asian Health Services Board of Directors; Mimi Rohr, Montclair resident; Teresa Limon, Oakland Resident; East Bay Rental Housing Association; Alameda County Sheriff; Bridge Association of Realtors


1 Official Website
2 LinkedIn
3 Ballotpedia
4 Facebook
5 Oakland Wiki
6 SF Chronicles