John A. Russo
Who is John A. Russo?
John A. Russo is a U.S. politician and a member of the Democratic Party. In September 2000, he became the first elected city attorney of Oakland, California after a little-debated aspect of Jerry Brown's strong-mayor initiative, Measure X, changed the city attorney post from an appointed to an elected one.
Russo was a member of the Oakland City Council from 1994–2000, where he served as finance committee chair and became a leading advocate for fiscal accountability and government reform. In 2007, During his second term as city attorney, Russo ran unsuccessfully for the California Assembly 16th District seat in 2006. In June 2008, Russo was re-elected to a third term as city attorney, running unopposed.
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- Feb 6, 1959
- Also known as
- John Russo
- United States of America
- New York University School of Law
- Yale University
on July 23, 2013