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Rocky De La Fuente

American businessman and politician

Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente (born October 10, 1954)[1] is an American businessman, political activist, and politician.

Roque De La Fuente
Rocky
De La Fuente in 2018.
Born
Roque De La Fuente Guerra

(1954-10-10) October 10, 1954 (age 65)
NationalityAmerican
Other namesRocky
CitizenshipUnited States
Political partyReform (2016)
American Delta (2016)
Democratic (2016–2017)
Republican (since 2017)
Websitewww.rocky2016.com

He was the unsuccessful nominee of the Reform Party and that of his self-created American Delta Party for President of the United States in the 2016 election. De La Fuente was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination in Florida's 2016 election for United States Senator and for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2016 primaries.

Early lifeEdit

De La Fuente was born to Roque Antonio De La Fuente Alexander and Bertha Guerra Yzaguirre on October 10, 1954[2] in San Diego, California. He studied at National Autonomous University of Mexico and studied Accounting & Business Administration at Anahuac University.

CareerEdit

Between 1976 and 1990, De La Fuente had bought automobile dealerships from Alfa Romeo, American Motor Corporation, Audi, Cadillac, Chrysler, Daihatsu, Dodge, GMC, Honda, and others.

In 2004, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issued an order barring De La Fuente from participating in an FDIC-insured institution. De La Fuente went to court and the case was resolved.

He owns businesses and properties in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, United States, and Uruguay.[3]

2016 presidential campaignEdit

De La Fuente ran a presidential campaign in the 2016 election. De La Fuente sought the Democratic Party's nomination during their presidential primaries. De La Fuente's campaign did not win a single primary or a single delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

De La Fuente founded the American Delta Party and ran as that party's nominee with his running mate Michael Steinberg and was nominated as the presidential candidate of the Reform Party which had ballot access in Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota and Mississippi.[4]

2016 Senate campaignEdit

On June 20, 2016, De La Fuente paid the $10,440 qualifying fee to run for the Democratic nomination of the 2016 Senate election in Florida to decide the Democratic nominee for the Senate seat occupied by Republican Marco Rubio. He competed with Patrick Murphy, Alan Grayson, Pam Keith, and Reginald Luster for the nomination.[5][6] Murphy won the nomination; De La Fuente came in fourth-place out of five candidates, receiving 60,606 votes (5.38% of the overall vote).

2020 presidential campaignEdit

On January 9, 2017, De La Fuente announced his plans to run for president again for the Democratic nomination in 2020.[7] He soon filed to run for the Republican nomination.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Bell, Diane (5 December 2015). "'Rocky' joins fight for President". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  2. Times Staff Writer (30 April 2002). "Roque De La Fuente, Business Park Innovator and Developer". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  3. "Empresario con fuertes intereses en Punta del Este va por la presidencia de EEUU" (in Spanish). Maldonado Noticias. 11 October 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  4. Posted on (2016-08-09). "Reform Party Nominates Rocky De La Fuente for President | Ballot Access News". Ballot-access.org. Retrieved 2016-08-19.
  5. Bousquet, Steve (June 20, 2016). "It's a 'Rocky' start: Florida's candidate qualifying window opens". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  6. Mark Harper (June 20, 2016). "Qualifying sees Democrat "Rocky" de la Fuente join Senate field". Retrieved June 23, 2016.
  7. Winger, Richard (January 10, 2017). "Rocky De La Fuente Tells Court that He Plans to Seek Democratic Party Nomination for President in 2020". Ballot Access News. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  8. "List of registered 2020 presidential candidates". Ballotpedia.

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